Chemicals in Insecticides Can Increase Risk of Diabetes

Updated May 23, 2017 This content is archived.

Exposure to chemicals that are found in insecticides can affect sleeping patterns and lead to a higher risk of diabetes, according to a study by senior author Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

“No one was thinking that the melatonin system was affected by these compounds, but that's what our research shows,” she said.