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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was UNC’s principal investigator for this six-month clinical trial that shows the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reduces serious levels of hypoglycemia compared with standard monitoring by daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips.
Located in News / 2020 / June
First-in-Kind Study Reveals Genetic Markers of Type 2 Diabetes in East Asians
An international team of researchers co-led by UNC School of Medicine’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, conducted the largest-ever genome-wide study of people from across East Asia to uncover the genetic roots of type 2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2020 / May
UCLA, UNC, MIT Researchers Successfully Test Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Zhen Gu, PhD, former professor in the UNC/NSCU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, led animal studies, a precursor to human trials, for a new device to automatically manage glucose levels and deliver needed insulin quickly. UNC’s John Buse, MD, PhD, was co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC researchers featured in PCORI, ADA video for international conference
Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine and Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the department of medicine were featured in this American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / June 13
Kirkman Publishes NIH Blog on National Trends in Diabetes Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors
Findings from a national survey reveal that we are seeing some improvements in diabetes awareness and knowledge, but more work is needed to improve diabetes-related health care and education.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 30
Lorenzo earns ADA junior faculty award
The American Diabetes Association selected Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, as a winner of its Junior Faculty Development Award, which carries with it funding for further research on diabetes-related investigations.
Located in News / 2019 / February
ADA Releases 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
John Buse, MD, PhD, is lead author of a 2019 update to previous diabetes care guidelines for type 2 diabetes, based on the latest clinical research.
Located in News / 2019 / December
School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List
Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.
Located in News / 2018 / December
UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.
A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.
Located in News / 2018 / November
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July