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    Buse Explains Type 1.5 Diabetes

    Diabetes as we know it is typically organized into two neat categories: type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, antibodies from your own immune system destroy the cells which produce insulin. The disease starts suddenly and is usually diagnosed in children. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in adults as a result of insulin resistance (your cells don’t use the insulin well), not … Continued

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    What’s Best for Diabetes After Metformin?

    Results of the five-year GRADE trial, designed to understand the best second-line agent for patients with type 2 diabetes already taking metformin, were reported at the virtual American Diabetes Association (ADA) 81st Scientific Sessions and published in Medscape Medical News. Researchers found the injectable drugs Lantus (glargine) and Victoza (liraglutide) outperformed the pill … Continued

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    Trial Results Show Two Medications Most Effective in Lowering Blood Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

    Two medications, liraglutide and insulin, were better at keeping A1C (a measurement of average blood glucose) levels less than 7% in recent GRADE study. The UNC Diabetes Care Center, lead by site principal investigator Sue Kirkman, MD, professor of medicine, in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, was one of the 37 sites to be a part of this NIH-funded comparative effect … Continued

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    Two Medicine Scholars Named to Physician-Scientist Training Program

    Klara Klein, MD, PhD, a fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, and Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of oncology, have received physician-scientist awards to cultivate their careers as translational clinician scientists. As part of the Forward Together Strategic Plan, the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Pro … Continued

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    Geriatric Medicine Recognizes Endocrinology Faculty For Special Assistance in Telementoring Series

    A recent UNC Center for Aging and Health workforce enhancement effort introduced speciality expertise from the division of endocrinology to Piedmont Health Services (PHS). Led by Marvin McBride, MD, MBA, Jennifer Hubbard, and Cristine Henage, EdD, in the division of geriatric medicine, “Diabetes Management for Older Adults Series for Piedmont Health Services” was one of several C … Continued

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    UNC Researchers Lead Study of Diabetes Treatment of Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients

    Diabetes is one of the comorbidities most strongly associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States, and data from early in the pandemic suggested individuals with type 2 diabetes faced twice the risk of death from COVID-19, as well as a greater risk of requiring hospitalization and intensive care. Led by John Buse, MD, PhD, and Anna Kahkoska, MD, P … Continued

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    Seven Autoimmune Diseases That Can Make You Gain or Lose Weight

    Deepa Kirk, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, explained autoimmune disease to Cosmopolitan magazine. “An autoimmune disease is any condition that causes your own immune system, which is designed to fend off foreign bodies, mistakenly attacks parts of your own body, said Kirk, medical director of the UNC Hospitals Diabetes and End … Continued

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    Rubin Discusses Bone Health in Margaret Martin Video Series

    Janet Rubin, MD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, provides patient education in a new four-part video series produced by Margaret Martin, a physical therapist specializing in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis through exercise, safe movement and fall prevention. In “Bone Remodelling and Osteoporo … Continued

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    vTv Therapeutics Announces Results from SimpliciT-1 Study of TTP399 in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

    Led by Klara Klein, MD, PhD, a fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, the study showed that treatment with 800mg of TTP399 demonstrated statistically significant reductions in HbA1c and clinically relevant reduction in the frequency of severe or symptomatic hypoglycemia.  Learn more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom. Dr. Klein is a member of … Continued

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    Buse Appointed Co-Chair of the CTSA Program Steering Committee

    John Buse, MD, PhD, has been appointed the Co-Chair of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee, along with Christopher P. Austin, MD, the Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. The CTSA Program Steering Committee provides direction to NCATS and the ~60 CTSA-funded i … Continued