Diabetes

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

UNC scientists coordinate study to determine link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

The study is designed to determine if diabetic patients exposed to insulin glargine have a higher incidence of cancer than diabetic patients exposed to other insulins or to other glucose-lowering medications.

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UNC scientists coordinate study to determine link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

The study is designed to determine if diabetic patients exposed to insulin glargine have a higher incidence of cancer than diabetic patients exposed to other insulins or to other glucose-lowering medications.

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Study identifies genetic predeterminants for diabetes in African-Americans

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine say a recent discovery suggests that inherited genetic variations exist between whites and blacks living in the U.S., leading to less efficient metabolism of glucose and predisposition to diabetes in blacks.

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Study identifies genetic predeterminants for diabetes in African-Americans

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine say a recent discovery suggests that inherited genetic variations exist between whites and blacks living in the U.S., leading to less efficient metabolism of glucose and predisposition to diabetes in blacks.

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VIDEO: Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

"This study is important because it clearly indicates the value to mothers and their newborns of screening for and treatment of diabetes-like conditions provoked by pregnancy,” said John M. Thorp, MD, McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.

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VIDEO: Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems

"This study is important because it clearly indicates the value to mothers and their newborns of screening for and treatment of diabetes-like conditions provoked by pregnancy,” said John M. Thorp, MD, McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.

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Buse receives American Diabetes Association’s distinguished service award

UNC's John B. Buse, M.D., Ph.D., recently received the Banting Medal for Service from the American Diabetes Association after completing a term as the ADA’s president for medicine and science.

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UNC scientists turn human skin cells into insulin-producing cells

September 17, 2008 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes.

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