Division of Endocrinology

Project title: Hormonal Mechanisms of Sleep Restriction

Project Description:
Insufficient sleep is common, and leads to insulin resistance, a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This proposal attempts to reveal the hormonal mechanisms underlying the link between insufficient sleep with insulin resistance. The studies have the potential to outline specific interventions to modify the deleterious hormonal changes, and significantly impact the rising incidence of diabetes mellitus.