Diabetes / Metabolism

Did you know that 1 in 4 healthcare dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes? 


While nearly equal numbers of women and men in the U.S. are affected by diabetes, the health consequences and complications are more severe for women than men. Women with a diagnosis of diabetes find it more difficult to exercise and they have a 25% - 50% increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

Diabetes is one example of problems with the body’s metabolism, or how we process food and nutrients into fuels for our cells and tissues to function. Our researchers seek to better understand how problems with metabolism are linked to health issues. For example, we know that children exposed to diabetes in the womb have a greater likelihood of becoming obese during childhood and for developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Our research is finding answers to inform diabetes prevention and management and providing women with tools to break the cycle of disease in their own lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

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Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Mail Stop C-263

Aurora, CO 80045



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