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Type 1 Diabetes Should be Diagnosed in Children before DKA Crisis

Type 1 Diabetes Should be Diagnosed in Children before DKA Crisis

A new clinical study has shown that nearly a third of all children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes present with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This complicating condition is life-threatening but can be prevented. DKA is the result of a chronically low level of insulin and is less likely amongst children who… Read More

 

Eating More Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk for Diabetes

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February 6, 2014

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Eating More Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk for Diabetes

Fans of yogurt may just have another good reason to stock up on this creamy treat the next time they are at the grocery store. Now yogurt lovers can say they are fighting the onset of diabetes in addition to enjoying a delicious snack.
That’s correct, a new clinical study… Read More

 

Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks This November

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November 5, 2013

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Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks This November

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) occurs when the body is no longer able to effectively metabolize sugar for it’s cells. Slowly, the blood sugar levels rise, cells are starved for energy and overall health starts to decline. Fortunately, this disease can be be prevented if caught early on – during the… Read More

 

UAB’s Kirklin Clinic Chosen to be Part of National Diabetes Prevention Program

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September 11, 2013

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UAB’s Kirklin Clinic Chosen to be Part of National Diabetes Prevention Program

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has chosen the Kirklin Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to be a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is designed to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults 18 years or… Read More

 

UAB Makes Another Breakthrough Discovery for Diabetes

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August 30, 2013

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UAB Makes Another Breakthrough Discovery for Diabetes

A team of scientists have discovered that a specific protein associated with diabetes, notorious for killing insulin-producing cells via one mechanism, also damages the cells it isn’t able to kill outright through a second, diabolical mechanism. This rogue protein is known as TXNIP, and learning how to control it could… Read More

 

Get Ready for the Fun Walk in Alabama this August!

Get Ready for the Fun Walk in Alabama this August!

Obesity has been an issue in this country for some time now, and this is a problem that comes with extra baggage. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity often leads to other medical complications such as high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and… Read More

 

Birmingham Takes A Small Town Approach To Diabetes Care

Birmingham Takes A Small Town Approach To Diabetes Care

When it comes to efficient treatment of diabetes, there can be a divide between the doctor’s office and the patient’s everyday life. This presents a significant barrier that must be overcome when it comes to diabetes care. People with type 2 diabetes may only interact with their doctor for a… Read More

 

Playing Soccer Improves Heart Function for those with Type 2 Diabetes

Playing Soccer Improves Heart Function for those with Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new diabetes clinical study, playing soccer could help improve heart function for people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers from the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at the University of Copenhagen are quite impressed by the many benefits it… Read More

 

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help With Your Memory

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help With Your Memory

A clinical study that was conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) suggests that following the Mediterranean diet could be linked to maintaining better memory and critical thinking skills. The Mediterranean diet is built on the consumption of more foods like fish and chicken, which are solid sources… Read More

 

What’s the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Women who had Gestational Diabetes?

What’s the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Women who had Gestational Diabetes?

According to a new diabetes clinical trial, women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes over the course of their pregnancy will have a much higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) at some point later in their lives. The results of this study have been published in the… Read More

 
 
 

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