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Buse Explains Type 1.5 Diabetes

July 20, 2021

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 … Continued

What’s Best for Diabetes After Metformin?

July 5, 2021

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 pills Amaryl (glimepiride) and … Continued

Two Medicine Scholars Named to Physician-Scientist Training Program

June 25, 2021

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 Program (PSTP) … Continued

Geriatric Medicine Recognizes Endocrinology Faculty For Special Assistance in Telementoring Series

June 25, 2021

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 … Continued

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

June 20, 2021

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 … Continued

Seven Autoimmune Diseases That Can Make You Gain or Lose Weight

June 5, 2021

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 … Continued

Rubin Discusses Bone Health in Margaret Martin Video Series

March 30, 2021

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 Osteoporosis” (March … Continued

Buse Appointed Co-Chair of the CTSA Program Steering Committee

February 16, 2021

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 … Continued

Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

December 16, 2020

While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the … Continued