Cellular, Molecular and Therapeutic Advances in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusPravin D. Potdar* and Mayuri B. Chaudhari
Department of Molecular Medicine and Biology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, 15 Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Pravin D. Potdar
Head of Department, Department of Molecular Medicine and Biology
Jaslok Hospital and Research Center
15 Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 06, 2016 Accepted Date: February 1, 2016 Published Date: February 10, 2016
Citation:Potdar PD, Chaudhari MB (2016) Cellular, Molecular and Therapeutic Advances in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Clin Diabetes Pract 1:104. doi:10.4172/JCDP.1000104
Copyright: © 2016 Potdar PD et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is an ancient disease, discussed 3500 years ago in literature. Vast population worldwide is suffering from this disease and yet it is found to be untreatable. As per WHO statistics 2012, the number of deaths in the world due to T2DM almost reached to 1.5 million. The number of people suffering from T2DM in India is expected to rise from 40.9 million in 2007 to 69.9 million in 2025 due to change in their life style. Of the two types of DM- Type 1 and Type 2, the latter is most common, affecting 80% of DM patients. Modern lifestyle and food habits have been responsible for tremendous rise in the number of patients all over the world. Even though, the symptoms of T2DM are seen in the later stages of life, the onset of the disease occurs quite early. Insulin resistance and β cell dysfunction are the main causative abnormalities. Several mutations in the genes important for glucose homeostasis and β cell development have been related to progress of hyperglycemia, while this progress is related to various metabolic syndromes arising in the patients’ body. Thus, forming a vicious circle of the causes and effects of hyperglycemia interlinked together forming the whole picture of T2DM in the patient. This review discusses these causes and effects at the molecular and cellular levels. The current therapy practices use of oral therapeutic drugs, which controls hyperglycemia and related complications but fails to cure the disease permanently. Hence, stem cell therapy has drawn interest of the researchers in recent times, which seems to be a promising source of remedy for this notorious disease. This review will provide a better understanding of T2DM and associated complications, recent advances in the therapy and the molecular and cellular insights of the disease to the students, clinicians, endocrinologists and diabetologists.