Diabetes

The latest diabetes and endocrinology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results

Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results

Daily injections of liraglutide were slightly more effective than weekly injections of exenatide in lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss. However, patients had fewer negative side effects on exenatide once weekly.

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Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease.

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Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, will host a live Facebook chat on diabetes management and prevention on Tuesday, May 22.

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Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes

Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes

The goal of the study is to identify genetic variations that may help predict the response to various treatment options for type 2 diabetes to reduce cardiovascular disease.

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First clinic to receive NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program recertification via new electronic submission

The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic achieved recertification for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program November 2011-2014.

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UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.

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UNC expert: Combining exenatide with insulin may be 'best result ever' for diabetes patients

UNC expert: Combining exenatide with insulin may be 'best result ever' for diabetes patients

A new study finds that combining the newer diabetes drug exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes than insulin alone and helps promote weight loss.

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Blog: One physician's take on the Avandia controversy...

Blog: One physician's take on the Avandia controversy...

When asked his thoughts about the Avandia controversy, Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and past president of the American Diabetes Association, had this to say…

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Raleigh TCOYD Conference & Health Fair

The Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair will take place on May 22.

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Raleigh TCOYD Conference & Health Fair

The Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference and Health Fair will take place on May 22.

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Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

John B. Buse, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.

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Buse to receive national award for clinical excellence

John B. Buse, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.

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Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes

The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.

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Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes

The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.

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VIDEO: A1C test now recommended for diabetes screening/diagnosis

New official guidelines for diabetes screening and diagnosis now include a blood test that gives a person’s average blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months.

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VIDEO: A1C test now recommended for diabetes screening/diagnosis

New official guidelines for diabetes screening and diagnosis now include a blood test that gives a person’s average blood glucose level over the previous 2-3 months.

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Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son

For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.

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Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son

For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.

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