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Category: Diabetes

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May 28, 2019

A Growing Epidemic: Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise in Children

Learn why more children are being diagnosed with this condition and how to prevent it. Once upon a time, type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes because it almost exclusively affected adults. Back then, virtually all children with diabetes had the type 1 form of the disease, but that’s no longer the case. In recent…

Children, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Pediatric Medicine

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April 10, 2019

The Different Types of Diabetes, Defined

Understand the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

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August 17, 2018

How Diabetes Might Increase Your Risk of Dementia

There is a link, but research is inconclusive as to why. Here are some theories.

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November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

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April 13, 2017

Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. ...

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

Diabetes, Research

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April 10, 2017

For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

UNC School of Medicine professor and nurse practitioner Kate Bergamo joined diabetes advocates in the annual Call to Congress.

Diabetes, Research

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March 1, 2017

Starting the conversation to improve diabetes care

In North Carolina, 1 in 10 people have diabetes. That includes a large number of patients at the Open Door Clinic, a free, student-run clinic in Burlington staffed by volunteers from Elon University, Alamance Community College, and the UNC School of Medicine.

Diabetes, Treatment, Wellness

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