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Dr. Nadeau’s current research involves trying to understand the reasons for cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, in particular women. Dr. Nadeau is working to understand how insulin resistance in youth with type 2 and type 1 diabetes relates to the current and future complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, blood vessel disease, as well as exercise and muscle dysfunction and fatty liver disease. Since obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing in youth, such abnormalities may become increasingly common at increasingly younger ages, and reduce overall lifespan. One of Dr. Nadeau’s research goals is to find treatments for girls with obesity and diabetes that help prevent or treat cardiovascular disease and help them to be better able to exercise.