Steno researcher awarded for identifying diabetes subtypes

​Senior researcher at Steno Diabetes Center Kristine Færch receives the ”Young Investigator Award” from the Danish Diabetes Academy for her work on type 2 diabetes subtypes. 

Kristine Færch from Steno Diabetes Center is awarded the ”Young Investigator Award” from the Danish Diabetes Academy together with M.D, Ph.D. Esben Laugesen from Århus University Hospital. The price is recognition of Kristine’s work on identifying three type 2 diabetes subtypes which should be prevented and treated differently.

“Until recently, type 2 diabetes was considered as one disease but in fact it is many. As an example, one group of people with type 2 diabetes have had reduced insulin production over several years before they’re diagnosed whereas another group has increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life. It is important that we find and support these groups to prevent complications”, says Kristine Færch.

The two awards, each on 25,000 DKK, are given once a year to two young and talented researchers within diabetes. The Danish Diabetes Academy was established in 2012 and is funded by a five-year grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, as well as by the universities and university hospitals in the Southern Region of Denmark, in Copenhagen and in Århus.

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