I have obtained a M.Sc. degree from the Department of Physiology at the Univesity of Toronto.
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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 patients.
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