I have obtained a M.Sc. degree from the Department of Physiology at the
Univesity of Toronto.
I value your opinion!!
The increasing numbers of newly discovered cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus,
a health problem associated with life threatening complications, have raised
public awareness and governmental support in the passed 5 years. This financial
support finds its way both to patient management and to clinical research. While
patient managment is an important aspect of healt car, it is research alone
which may offer new and advanced treatments. Diabetes hypoglycemia is one of the
most serious complication of the disease. The Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
(HPA) plays a major role in the restoration of normal glucose levels in
insulin-associated hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, the axis response to
hypoglycemia is impaired in diabetic patients, leading to a vicious cycle of
recurrent hypoglycemia and even death.
My laboratory colleges and I are trying to study and understand the effects
of diabetes and hypoglycemia on basal HPA activty. My interest is to examine
whether leptin, a newly discovered hormeone, restoration in diabetic animals can
modulate HPA function, thus minimizing the hypoglycemia probability in diabetic
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