Diabetes - a Global Challenge

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About this course: Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All lectures are provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research. This course is part of the EIT Health Campus programme. We hope you will enjoy our course. Best Wishes Jens Juul Holst, Signe Sørensen Torekov and Nicolai Wewer Albrechtsen Department of Biomedical Sciences Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research Faculty of…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All lectures are provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research. This course is part of the EIT Health Campus programme. We hope you will enjoy our course. Best Wishes Jens Juul Holst, Signe Sørensen Torekov and Nicolai Wewer Albrechtsen Department of Biomedical Sciences Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen

Created by:  University of Copenhagen
  • Taught by:  Jens Juul Holst, Professor, MD, DMSc

    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
  • Taught by:  Signe Sørensen Torekov, Associate Professor, MSc, PhD

    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
  • Taught by:  Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen, MD, GCSRT, PhD student

    Department of Biomedical Sciences & NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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WEEK 1


Introduction and epidemiology of diabetes



We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Diabetes – a Global Challenge. In module 1, we will focus on the epidemiology of diabetes and obesity which we lead us to this week discussion topic: "What the greatest diabetes challenges of our time might be in your opinion?" You can either post your opinion as text or as a link to a short video statement.


4 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to Diabetes - a Global Challenge
  2. Reading: Course Information
  3. Reading: Readings and Resources
  4. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part I, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  5. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part II, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  6. Video: Epidemiology of Diabetes - Part III, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen

Graded: Epidemiology of Diabetes

WEEK 2


Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes
We will start module 2 together by discussing physical activity, its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and the prevention of diabetes.


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  1. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part I, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  2. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part II, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  3. Video: Physical activity and its influence on obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes - Part lll, by Professor Bente Stallknecht
  4. Video: Physical Activity and Weight Management, interview with Dr. Robert Ross

Graded: Obesity and Prevention of Diabetes

WEEK 3


Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose



During module 3 we will focus on physiological
 regulation of plasma glucose. Professor Jens Juul Holst will guide you through the complex regulation of glucose in humans. This will be difficult but hang on you will see the usefulness of what you learn in this module during the subsequent modules where we will discuss the incretins and treatment of hyperglycaemia.


3 videos expand


  1. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part I, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  2. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part II, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  3. Video: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose - Part III, by Professor Jens Juul Holst

Graded: Physiological Regulation of Plasma Glucose

WEEK 4


The incretins



Incretin biology is now applied in treating subjects with diabetes and recently approved by the FDA for weight reduction. But what do they do? Don't hesitate to start watching the videos because in this module you will learn all about the incretin lead by Professor Jens Juul Holst.


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  1. Video: The Incretins - Part 1, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  2. Video: The Incretins - Part 2, by Professor Jens Juul Holst
  3. Video: The Incretins - Part 3, by Professor Jens Juul Holst

Graded: The Incretins

WEEK 5


Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment



We hope that you enjoyed the previous modules about glucose regulation and incretin biology though they may seem more advanced compared to the first modules. We hope you stay with us and learn more about Clinical Manifestation of Diabetes and Treatment by Professor Allan Vaag and Treatment of Hyperglycemia by Professor Sten Madsbad.


8 videos, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 1, by Professor Allan Vaag
  2. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 2, by Professor Allan Vaag
  3. Video: Clinical Manifestations of Diabetes and Treatment - Part 3, by Professor Allan Vaag
  4. Video: The relation between diabetes and obesity, by Professor Thorkild Sørensen
  5. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 1, by Sten Madsbad
  6. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 2, by Sten Madsbad
  7. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 3, by Sten Madsbad
  8. Video: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Part 4, by Sten Madsbad
  9. Practice Quiz: Treatment of Hyperglycaemia with Oral Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Graded: Clinical manifestation of Diabetes and treatment

WEEK 6


Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes



Inflammatory beta-cell destruction in diabetes by professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen. During this module we Professor Mandrup-Poulsen will guide you through cytokines mediated destruction of the pancreatic beta-cells furthermore their potentiality as drugs targets.


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  1. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen
  2. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Thomas-Mandrup Poulsen
  3. Video: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

Graded: Inflammatory Beta-cell Destruction in Diabetes

WEEK 7


Genetic Aspects of Diabetes
Genetics are important for understanding and treating diabetes. In this module Professor Torben Hansen will discuss the genetic aspects of diabetes


4 videos expand


  1. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Torben Hansen
  2. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Torben Hansen
  3. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Torben Hansen
  4. Video: Genetic Aspects of Non-autoimmune Diabetes - Part 4, by Professor Torben Hansen

Graded: Genetic Aspects of Diabetes

WEEK 8


Translational Aspects
Translational medicine? Learn more by watching our new module by Assistant Professor Torekov. In this module we will discuss two cases of translational aspects to highlight its importance. In other words we will go from bench to bedside.


2 videos expand


  1. Video: Translational Aspect - Part 1, by Assistant Professor Signe Torekov
  2. Video: Translational Aspect - Part 2, by Assistant Professor Signe Torekov

Graded: Translational Aspects

WEEK 9


Development of antidiabetic agents
Have you ever thought "how to develop a antidiabetic agent?" Professor Birgitte Holst will take you through some potential drug targets and how to use G-protein coupled receptor for treatment of diabetes.


2 videos expand


  1. Video: Development of antidiabetic agents - Part 1, by Professor Birgitte Holst
  2. Video: Development of antidiabetic agents - Part 2, by Professor Birgitte Holst

Graded: Development of antidiabetic agents

WEEK 10


Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes
Module 10 will focus on 'Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes' and the question 'What are the advantages and disadvantages in cell therapy of diabetes?' is raised by Professor Ole Dragsbæk-Madsen.


3 videos expand


  1. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 1, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen
  2. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 2, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen
  3. Video: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes - Part 3, by Professor Ole Dragsbæk Madsen

Graded: Stem Cell Based Therapy of Diabetes

WEEK 11


Exercise – How Does it Work?
Exercise has many beneficial effects - but how does it actually work? Professor Bente Klarlund will take you through the latest scientific research on how the exercise of skeletal muscles affect our organs and entire body.


3 videos expand


  1. Video: Physical Inactivity – a Major Risk Factor for Diabetes, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  2. Video: The Muscle as an Endocrine Organ, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  3. Video: The Role of Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes, by Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen

Graded: Exercise – how does it work?

WEEK 12


Peer Graded Assignment
Try to summarize all what you have learned watching these modules and have fun with writing a peer-graded assignment. The goal is simply to integrate what you have learned and put this together in a practical solution based manner.


1 reading expand


  1. Reading: Continue your studies at University of Copenhagen

Graded: Peer graded assignment
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