The CDC reports that 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Worldwide, 422 million adults are living with the disease, according to the World Health Organization.
The human toll is staggering: people with diabetes are often encounter premature death, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and amputation of toes, feet or legs.
Vitality, independence and fitness help us live life fully – at any age. JAX scientists are working to extend healthy life spans by manipulating genes that may block diabetes from developing at all.
Multiple genetic flaws may lead to diabetes, and JAX researchers are unlocking their mysteries to develop more targeted, personalized treatments for diabetes.
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