Most of us know someone living with diabetes—a coworker, a friend, or even a loved one. The condition now affects one in eleven adults worldwide, and rates continue to rise. To bring awareness to the condition on a global scale, Dr. Etienne Krug, World Health Organization’s Director of Non Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, announced that this year’s World Health Day on April 7th is dedicated to diabetes.
On the occasion of this special World Health Day, the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team is pleased to present our “Gut microbiota & diabetes” document—a summary of the best information from our web platform that covers what we know about the link between gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes. The easy-to-read editorial by a leading researcher in the field, Prof. Patrice Cani, covers how gut microbiota research has shifted perspectives on diabetes and how it might inform new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
The next few years could see some exciting scientific advances that could have tangible benefits for those living with diabetes. Gut Microbiota for Health will continue to follow this area closely. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google+ so you don’t miss any of the updates!
Kristina Campbell Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014. Find her on: Google • Twitter