In the Media Tag: diabetes

Le Bonheur receives $500,000 grant for diabetes research

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital received a $500,000 grant from the Children’s Foundation of Memphis (CFOM) to fund a study that seeks to determine if exercise can be used to prevent prediabetes from developing to type 2 diabetes. Ahlee Kim, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UTHSC and Amit Lahoti, MBBS, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Le… Read More

Three Things You Can do to Avoid or Delay Type 2 Diabetes

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At Thanksgiving, it’s not uncommon to eat a 4500 calorie meal. That’s 2000 calories above the recommended daily amount, and it can throw the blood sugar into a frenzy. It’s downright dangerous for people with diabetes or prediabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 34 million Americans have diabetes. But even more Americans,… Read More

Exploring psychological resiliency of older adults with diabetes

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Studies suggest that exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with a variety of different mental health consequences including reports of depression, loneliness, and insomnia. People who are more than 65 years of age and those with underlying medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity are particularly vulnerable to negative outcomes from… Read More

UTHSC’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Authors First Comprehensive Textbook on Prediabetes

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has written the first comprehensive textbook on prediabetes. Titled “Prediabetes: A Fundamental Text,” the book was published by the American Diabetes Association on July 27, and sold out that day.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack Authors New Text Aimed at Helping Doctors Treat Diabetes


A Memphis specialist is getting national attention for an all-encompassing new textbook that is expected to greatly help doctors treat preexisting condition that can lead to that deadly disease and many others.

UTHSC scientists awarded $2M grant for diabetes research

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Scientists at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis are hoping a $2 million grant will help them with a potential medical breakthrough. Their research could make a major difference in the treatment of diabetes, a huge problem here in the Mid-South. Still hard at work, scientists at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s… Read More

UTHSC researches gene that could unravel diabetes, metabolic problems

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A team of medical researchers here have a deep hunch that a gene, thought to regulate metabolism in the body, could hold clues to new treatments for diabetes. Ten years ago, Dr. Darryl Quarles, head of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Division of Nephrology, made a name for himself in the research world… Read More

Researcher looks for link between diabetes, cardiovascular disease

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Researchers have known for years that people with Type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, even die from it, than the rest of the population.