Thursday, 9 January 2014

Grant recipient

Troels Staehelin Jensen, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Project title

International Diabetic Neuropathy Consortium (IDNC)

Project description

Diseases of the nervous system that result in pain symptoms, nerve damage, numbness and often amputation comprise some of the most significant personal and economic complications associated with diabetes. This project investigates the mechanisms that cause these diseases and how to prevent and treat them in relation to diabetes. The project uses patient databases and compares these with experimental data generated with the aim of developing methods to assess a given patient’s risk of developing these complications and to develop better methods of treatment. The project is interdisciplinary and includes many co-applicants in both Denmark and abroad.