Jul. 30, 2015—A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library last week for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes.
Jul. 2, 2015—Health Plus is getting ready to start a new session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through group sessions with a trained lifestyle coach.
Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.
Jun. 18, 2015—Underserved patients with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes who were cared for by pharmacists were more adherent to their medication regimen and had better blood sugar control than those who did not have a pharmacist in their care team.
Apr. 20, 2015—New findings suggest that it might be possible to treat diabetes by regenerating insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
Mar. 4, 2015—The next Community Research Partners meeting will discuss "Assessing the Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Directed Medication Therapy Management in Improving Diabetes Outcomes in High-Risk Patients." The meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 6, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.
Feb. 20, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have created a zebrafish model of skeletal muscle insulin resistance that could help improve diabetes treatment.
Jan. 22, 2015—New findings explain why variation in a particular gene is the most important determinant of fasting blood glucose levels in humans.
Jan. 8, 2015—Health Plus will soon begin a second session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, which is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through group sessions with a trained lifestyle coach.
Dec. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual research symposium, this year featured talks by nationally known researchers and by winners of the Diabetes Scholar awards.
Nov. 13, 2014—This week’s wellcast focuses on the Diabetes Prevention Program, a Health Plus initiative geared toward Vanderbilt faculty and staff who have pre-diabetes or are at high risk for developing type-2 diabetes.
Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University is part of a national effort to improve diabetes treatment by developing strategies for proliferating, regenerating and improving the function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreatic islets.