Editor's choice: diabetes

Diabetes is a major component of metabolic disease. In addition to having serious effects on health, it contributes to the progression of other diseases and its prevalence is unfortunately increasing. Unravelling the mechanisms of the early stages of diabetes and its complications will be key to improving treatment and prevention in the future. This Collection highlights research relating to all types of diabetes, along with the complications associated with this family of disorders.

False colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of pancreas tissue

Type 1 & type 2 diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Diabetic complications