The use of animal models in diabetes research.

@article{King2012TheUO,
  title={The use of animal models in diabetes research.},
  author={Aileen J. F. King},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={877-94}
}
Diabetes is a disease characterized by a relative or absolute lack of insulin, leading to hyperglycaemia. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is due to an autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, and type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance coupled by a failure of the beta cell to compensate. Animal models for type 1 diabetes range from animals with spontaneously developing autoimmune diabetes to… CONTINUE READING
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