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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Beyond Glucose Control: Understanding Metabolic Basis of Diabetic Complications

October 25, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Recent evidence points to both shared and distinct metabolic signatures for diabetic complications beyond glycemic control. This session discusses unique elements of metabolic determinants of complications from model system studies of translational approaches.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Compare the shared and unique elements of diabetic complications
  • Describe the metabolic determinants of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and cognition
  • Discuss the role of mitochondrial function and lipid metabolism in complications
  • Identify metabolites relevant to both cardiovascular and renal progression in diabetes

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism


  • Susan B. Gurley, MD, PhD
  • Anna Vachaparampil Mathew, MBBS