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Julia Otten

Endocrinologist with research focus type 2 diabetes

Research qualifications: Docent

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Assistant professor, combined with clinical employment at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Section: Endocrinology and diabetes
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Byggnad 1A, plan 4, målpunkt B41, Norrlands universitetssjukhus

I am endocrinologist and work as a senior consultant at the medical department at Umeå University Hospital and as an assistant professor at Umeå University. My research is on the treatment of type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise and on the prediction of prediabetes and diabetes.
 
In type 2 diabetes, both insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion are impaired. Both are already abnormal in prediabetes and possibly even before that. I investigate the roll of impaired insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, I investigate if insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion can improve in individuals with type 2 diabetes and if that can lead to diabetes remission.
 
I investigate known and less known complications of type 2 diabetes such as atherosclerosis, fat storage in the liver and heart, lung impairment and altered hormone production of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucagon. I am conducting intervention studies with Paleolithic diet, exercise and total diet replacement for individuals with type 2 diabetes to investigate whether the complications described above are reversible.

International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Taylor & Francis 2024, Vol. 19, (1)
Jutterström, Lena; Stenlund, Anna-Lena; Otten, Julia; et al.
Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 79, (12) : 4621-4634
Olsson, Sara; Otten, Julia; Blusi, Madeleine; et al.
Cardiovascular Diabetology, BioMed Central (BMC) 2023, Vol. 22, (1)
Östgren, Carl Johan; Otten, Julia; Festin, Karin; et al.
Diabetes/Metabolism Research Reviews, John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 38, (3)
Otten, Julia; Tavelin, Björn; Söderberg, Stefan; et al.
Science Advances, NLM (Medline) 2022, Vol. 8, (36)
Pillon, Nicolas J.; Smith, Jonathon A B; Alm, Petter S.; et al.
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2022, Vol. 10, (5)
Prystupa, Katsiaryna; Renklint, Rebecka; Chninou, Youssef; et al.
Nutrients, MDPI 2021, Vol. 13, (3) : 1-15
Mårtensson, Alexander; Stomby, Andreas; Tellström, Anna; et al.
Endocrine Connections, Bioscientifica 2021, Vol. 10, (9) : 1101-1110
Otten, Julia; Stomby, Andreas; Waling, Maria; et al.
The BMJ, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2020, Vol. 370
Deschasaux, Melanie; Huybrechts, Inge; Julia, Chantal; et al.
Diabetologia, Springer 2020, Vol. 63, (SUPPL 1) : S41-S41
Otten, Julia; Tavelin, Björn; Söderberg, Stefan; et al.
European Journal of Endocrinology, Bioscientifica 2020, Vol. 182, (4) : 447-457
Stomby, Andreas; Otten, Julia; Ryberg, Mats; et al.
European Heart Journal, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 41, (28) : 2632-2640
Tong, Tammy Y. N.; Appleby, Paul N.; Key, Timothy J.; et al.
Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease, Wiley-Blackwell 2019, Vol. 8, (2)
Otten, Julia; Andersson, Jonas; Ståhl, Jens; et al.
European Journal of Endocrinology, Bioscientifica 2019, Vol. 180, (6) : 417-427
Otten, Julia; Ryberg, Mats; Mellberg, Caroline; et al.
The Lancet Public Health, The Lancet Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 3, (11)
Bergman, Frida; Wahlström, Viktoria; Stomby, Andreas; et al.
Diabetologia, Springer 2018, Vol. 61 : S97-S98
Otten, Julia; Stomby, Andreas; Waling, M.; et al.
Diabetologia, Springer 2017, Vol. 60 : S233-S233
Otten, Julia; Ryberg, Mats; Mellberg, Caroline; et al.
Cell Symposia Exercise Metabolism, 21-23 May, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Otten, Julia; Stomby, Andreas; Waling, Maria; et al.
Endokrindagarna, 1-3 februari 2017, Uppsala, Sweden
Otten, Julia; Stomby, Andreas; Waling, Maria; et al.
International Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 216 : 92-96
Andersson, Jonas; Mellberg, Caroline; Otten, Julia; et al.
Umeå University medical dissertations, 1839
Otten, Julia
International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 40, (5) : 747-753
Otten, Julia; Mellberg, Caroline; Ryberg, Mats; et al.
Diabetologia, Springer 2014, Vol. 57, (9) : 1781-1788
Otten, Julia; Ahren, Bo; Olsson, Tommy
Keystone symposium "Genetic and Molecular Basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation", Santa Fe, New Mexico, 29 Jan-3 Feb
Otten, Julia; Mellberg, Caroline; Hauksson, J; et al.
Endokrindagarna i Örebro organiserat av Svenska Endokrinologföreningen, 1-3 februari
Otten, Julia; Mellberg, Caroline; Hauksson, J; et al.

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Julia Otten Research Group

I teach students at medical school and at the pharmacy and nursing programs. I regularly give lectures about type 2 diabetes treatment for physicians and nurses in primary care.