What are the ambitions in terms of expected results? How will these perspectives change the understanding or the way we manage metabolic diseases and diabetes in particular?
We will first create cohorts of diabetic patients. We will explore finely and in a non-invasive way, the functioning of their brains and their hearts by comparing them to non-diabetic patients. For example, the exploration of the brain will consist of an assessment of cognitive functions (visual or verbal memory, language, writing, reading, arithmetic, attention, etc.). An evaluation of the morphology of the brain will be done by a brain MRI and its functioning by a functional MRI. These observations will, in the long term, make it possible to identify the factors favoring complications of the brain (stroke or memory disorders). Thus, we can then move on to the second step, which will be to evaluate in a clinical study new prevention strategies specific to diabetic patients.
Promoting this multidisciplinary and preventive clinical approach within PreciDIAB is an exciting adventure.