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The Danish national type 2 diabetes cohort – the DD2 study

Authors Toft Sorensen H, Friborg S, Rungby J, Christiansen JS, Vaag A, Beck-Nielsen H

Received 22 February 2012

Accepted for publication 22 February 2012

Published 21 September 2012 Volume 2012:4(Supplement 1 Diabetes) Pages 1—5


Henrik Toft Sørensen,1 Søren Friborg,2 Jørgen Rungby,3 Jens Sandahl Christensen,4 Allan Vaag,5 Henning Beck-Nielsen6

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 2Department of Endocrinology M, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark, 3Department of Pharmacology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, 4Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 5Department of Endocrinology, Rigshospitalet and Copenhagen University, 6Diabetes Research Centre, Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Type 2 diabetes is a pandemic and an enormous public health problem. This supplemental issue of Clinical Epidemiology describes the rationale, design, and implementation of the establishment of a large cohort of all Danes with type 2 diabetes (the DD2 study) and of a biobank to bridge the scientific disciplines of epidemiology, clinical medicine, genetics, epigenetics, and pharmacology. This will most likely result in great benefits for the application of evidence-based medicine to the care of, and improved outcomes for, Danish type 2 diabetes patients.

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