Diabetes and Metabolism

The global incidence of diabetes continues to increase at an exponential rate, in tandem with the rapid rise of obesity. Obesity is also associated with the development of other debilitating chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and asthma.

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s researchers contribute to the worldwide effort to understand the causal relationships between genetics, the environment and the development of diabetes. With expertise in basic science and clinical research, we aim to establish an accurate picture of the circumstances under which obesity precipitates diabetes, to enable the prediction, prevention and treatment of metabolic disease.