UNC Health Care

Category: Diabetes

John Buse

July 1, 2015

UNC doctors contribute to new web resource for diabetes education

John Buse, MD, PhD, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, helped shape the new web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program ‘Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.’

Diabetes, Research

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John Buse

March 4, 2015

UNC diabetes researcher featured on WRAL

TV segment focused diabetes prevention and screening and featured John Buse, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, executive associate dean for clinical research.

Awards, Diabetes, Research

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Zhen Gu

January 20, 2015

Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to cont...

The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.

Awards, Diabetes, Hematology

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Woman giving herself an insulin injection.

June 16, 2014

UNC’s Sue Kirkman, MD, co-authors first-ever ADA position paper on ...

The newest American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for the disease are in place at UNC Medical Center.

Diabetes, Treatment

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

May 6, 2014

Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.

Diabetes, Studies

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

July 18, 2013

Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing o...

Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis, a new study found.

Diabetes, Nutrition, Studies, Treatment

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Dr. Laura Young

July 1, 2013

UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 d...

The ENDO Trial is currently enrolling adults between the ages of 21 and 65 who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese.

Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Treatment

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Sue Kirkman

June 3, 2013

UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of ...

Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study. UNC will enroll patients at locations in Durham and Greensboro, N.C.

Diabetes, Studies

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John B. Buse

November 7, 2012

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.

Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Research

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August 16, 2012

Prediabetes: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Meteorologists can often warn us of impending bad weather. Doctors can often do the same with our health--warning us when we're at risk for a serious disease. An example: a condition called prediabetes...


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T cells (red

July 5, 2012

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.

Diabetes, Immunology, Studies, Treatment

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