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Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Apr. 9, 2019—Individuals with Type 1 diabetes between the ages of 18-28 are invited to give feedback on the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers.

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Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—An unexpected finding by Rachana Haliyur during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Research explores link between stem cell transplant, diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—Brian Engelhardt is studying why as many as 50 percent of stem cell transplant recipients develop diabetes.

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Register for February Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions

Jan. 16, 2019—Employees are invited to February information sessions to learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, available to faculty, staff or spouses with prediabetes or a history of gestational diabetes.

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Beta cell biomarker findings may speed diabetes research

Nov. 30, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding could lead to improved ways to study and treat diabetes.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 30, 2018—A recent study led by Xiao-Ou Shu and colleagues found that green tea drinking was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, possibly due to the use of pesticides on tea plants--though the researchers call for further study of the exact mechanism.

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Parsing diabetic skin infections

Nov. 30, 2018—People with diabetes may be prone to more skin infections due to an overabundance of a compound that controls inflammation in the body.

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Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes, obesity

Nov. 16, 2018—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), and the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) announce the availability of pilot and feasibility grants in the following areas.

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Team’s findings could spur new treatments for type 2 diabetes

Sep. 6, 2018—New research by an international team that includes Vanderbilt researchers shows how a common diabetes drug blocks glucose production by the liver, suggesting new avenues for treatment.

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National Diabetes Prevention Program available for employees

Aug. 8, 2018—Health Plus is offering new sessions of the one-year lifestyle change program, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, for faculty/staff or spouses with prediabetes or a history of gestational diabetes.

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Team explores diabetes drug’s ability to treat RSV infection

Jul. 12, 2018—A drug used to treat diabetes, liraglutide, may point to new therapies for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis — inflammation and obstruction of the lungs’ small airways.

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My Southern Health: 8 tips for traveling when your child has diabetes

May. 13, 2018—Summer outings and getaways should be fun and relaxing for everyone. And they can be — even if you’ve got meds and supplies to pack for your child with diabetes.

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