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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.
Located in News / 2012 / November
Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?
In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin.
Located in News / 2017 / June
John B. Buse, MD, PhD
John B. Buse, MD, PhD is the Division Chief, Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Research, and professor in the Department of Medicine. He is an expert in diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, lipids, and cardiovascular risk reduction.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
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.
Located in News / 2012 / May
Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET!
Participating in the chat will be two diabetes experts and co-authors of a new American Diabetes Association position statement on the care of people with type 1 diabetes.
Located in News / 2014 / August
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
Kirkman to chair National Diabetes Education Program
M. Sue Kirkman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center's Clinical Trials Unit, has been appointed Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program. Kirkman's term as Chair begins on Jan. 1, 2018.
Located in News / 2017 / December
Living life to the fullest
Dane was just an infant when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes—among the youngest diabetic children his pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nina Jain, has ever treated. Now a thriving 4-year-old, Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2015 / November
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
Meet Dr. Elizabeth Estrada, UNC Children’s endocrinology chief
Dr. Elizabeth Estrada joined UNC Children's as chief of pediatric endocrinology in May 2015. She recently spoke with the editors of CARE about the road that led her to UNC and the passion she’s found in combatting the nation’s childhood obesity crisis.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2015 / Issue 6