Understanding How Life Experiences Affect the Diabetic
Diabetes is a common disease, particularly in women and
minorities, that causes suffering for patients as well as
their loved ones. Our goal is to develop treatments to
improve the health and quality of life of people with
diabetes. Our research aims to explain how mental experiences such as stress, depression and mistreatment affect health.
Our focus is on women and minorities for two primary
- They are most likely to develop long-term complications
from type 2 diabetes, especially with blood vessels and the
- Their needs historically have been neglected in
To find out more about our studies, contact Dr.
Julie Wagner at 860-679-4508 or