Project

Study of glycated protein as a marker for diabetes in Central Africa

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Medicinal chemistry
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
Keywords
diabetes biomarker Africa glycation
 
Project description

The possibilities are explored to use glycation of fingernail keratins as an alternative and affordable biomarker for detection and monitoring of diabetes. Classical diagnostic markers (glucose, HbA1c) are difficult to use in an African context.