Study shows an improved way to model type 2 diabetes in mice

Type 2 diabetes affects the lives of millions of Americans and is estimated to cost $327 billion in health care and productivity lost annually. It is also associated with pain, lower urinary tract or bladder dysfunction, depression and systemic inflammation, affecting quality of life for patients. To investigate that, scientists most commonly utilize animal models—mice specifically—to explore potential treatments, which may not reflect the complexity of the condition, a study has found.

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