What is Type 2 diabetes?
T2D represents 85–90% of all cases of diabetes
T2D is the fastest growing form of diabetes
Being overweight (with a BMI greater than 25) increases your risk of developing T2D
Men are at slightly increased risk of developing T2D
T2D is usually associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, coupled with a genetic predisposition
Garvan: a world-class centre for type 2 diabetes research
There's a very high incidence of T2D, with more than 350 million sufferers worldwide. While there have been no new treatments for decades, at Garvan, new work is shedding light on the links between genetics, epigenetics, weight, metabolism and insulin resistance, to point the way to earlier and better prevention and more personalised treatment. Garvan’s type 2 diabetes research is conducted in Garvan’s Diabetes and Metabolism Division, where nearly 100 research scientists and clinicians work together to understand the complexity of metabolic disease.Our type 2 diabetes research