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Bariatric Surgery Offers Long-term Weight Loss and Diabetes Benefits

September 21, 2017

A new study shows that patients reap a number of health benefits that persist long-term. They not only maintain weight loss but also have a lower incidence of diabetes and high blood pressure.... Read more

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

September 05, 2017

Scientists from University of Utah Health report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability to adapt to the cold. After treatment, they tolerate chilly conditions that would ordinarily trigger hypothermia. ... Read more

Tips for Better Diabetes Management

August 03, 2017

Here are just a few ways you can manage your diabetes.... Read more

Gestational Diabetes: The Overlooked Form of Diabetes

May 09, 2017

Did you know you could have diabetes and not realize it? ... Read more

Why Am I Sweating So Much?

May 02, 2017

Everyone sweats. But why do some sweat more than others? ... Read more

U School of Medicine Jumps 20 Spots on U.S. News Annual Rankings

March 14, 2017

University of Utah Health colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation in primary care, research, physician assistant training, nurse midwifery, pharmacy and other areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. ... Read more

Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential to Recover From Advanced Heart Failure

January 17, 2017

Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.... Read more

Five Easy, Healthy Food Swaps To Help You Lose Weight

January 06, 2017

If this is the year to achieve your weight loss goals, these five healthy food swaps can help you make this new year happy and healthy.... Read more

Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

November 28, 2016

Did you know that all people with diabetes are at risk for vision loss and blindness from diabetic eye disease? African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, and older adults with diabetes are especially at risk. ... Read more

Why Are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?

November 03, 2016

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research led by scientists at University of Utah College of Health and published in Cell Metabolism points toward an answer to that riddle. An accumulation of a toxic class of fat metabolites, known as ceramides, may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... Read more

Snails’ Speedy Insulin

September 12, 2016

University of Utah researchers have found that the structure of an insulin molecule produced by predatory cone snails may be an improvement over current fast-acting therapeutic insulin. The finding suggests that the cone snail insulin, produced by the snails to stun their prey, could begin working in as few as five minutes, compared with 15 minutes for the fastest-acting insulin currently available. ... Read more

A New Piece of the Type 2 Diabetes Puzzle

June 09, 2016

Research led by Amnon Schlegel, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an Investigator with the University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program, reveals that defects in how the liver metabolizes glucose, caused by changes in the abundance of the FOXN3 protein, can also trigger increased blood sugar levels, and may explain why some individuals with a variation in the FOXN3 gene show signs of being at risk for diabetes.... Read more

Catalyzing Advances in Diabetes, Metabolism, and Obesity Research

March 28, 2016

The University of Utah’s Diabetes and Metabolism Center (DMC) has awarded grants to seven projects designed to advance research and practices to improve outcomes for those impacted by diabetes, metabolic abnormalities, and obesity. This year’s recipients come from nine departments at the University of Utah School of Medicine, College of Humanities, and College of Science, and draw from a wide variety of related disciplines.... Read more

University of Utah Biochemist Is 1 of 4 Researchers Globally to Receive JDRF Grants to Develop ‘Smart’ Glucose-Responsive Insulin

February 25, 2016

University of Utah biochemist Danny Chou, Ph.D., is one of four researchers worldwide to receive a grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi US Services Inc. to develop glucose-responsive insulin to help millions of people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) maintain proper blood glucose levels. ... Read more

Santa Needs to Lose Some Weight

December 07, 2015

He's known as the man with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, but he may want to consider changing his image. ... Read more

Eye on Diabetes

November 23, 2015

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Get the Facts, Pass Them On. ... Read more

What Is Prediabetes? Could You Have It?

September 03, 2015

Nearly 80 million Americans have a condition that could lead to type 2 diabetes. But you can lower your risk.... Read more

Recipes: Desserts for People with Diabetes

March 19, 2015

If you have diabetes, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo dessert for the rest of your life. But you do need to be smart about what you eat—and how much. ... Read more

4 Superfoods for People with Diabetes

March 16, 2015

When you have diabetes, it seems like everyone tells you what foods to avoid. But what about foods you should eat? For starters, try these four superfoods.... Read more

Heart Health = Eye Health

February 17, 2015

You’ve probably heard a lot of news about eating right for a healthy heart—focusing on a diet low in fat and abundant in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. But did you know that the same nutrients are also good for your eyes? ... Read more

Sweet Nothings: Added Sugar Is a Top Driver of Diabetes

February 10, 2015

Scientists recommend cutting back on processed foods, which contain added sugars that are a key driver of type 2 diabetes. ... Read more

Novel "Smart" Insulin Automatically Adjusts Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mouse Model

February 09, 2015

Scientists have created a novel, long-lasting "smart" insulin that self-activates when blood sugar soars. Tests on mouse models for type 1 diabetes show that one injection works for a minimum of 14 hours, during which it can repeatedly and automatically lower blood sugar levels after simulated meals, mimicking blood sugar recovery in healthy mice. The finding represents an important advance in insulin therapy for diabetics and will be published Feb. 9 in PNAS Early Edition.... Read more

New Weight Loss Device Makes You Feel Full

January 28, 2015

An implantable device for people who are obese has won the FDA’s approval. But a doctor says it’s too early to recommend it.... Read more

4 Surprisingly Sugary Foods

November 05, 2014

It's no surprise that soft drinks, candy, cakes and cookies are loaded with sugar. But here are four foods that you might not expect to contain sugar but do. ... Read more

U of U Doctor Fights Diabetes in D.C.

October 30, 2014

What happened when a University of Utah doctor traded in his lab coat and stethoscope for a business suit and briefcase and headed to our nation's capital? Learn about Dr. Simon Fisher's fight for diabetes prevention.... Read more

Live Well with Diabetes

October 30, 2014

Whether you're dealing with a new diagnosis or just looking to take control of your condition, proper management is key to dealing with diabetes. Download this form to help you track your blood glucose levels, and share the results with your doctor. ... Read more

Everyone Over 45 Should Be Screened for Diabetes

October 20, 2014

Identifying people in the early stages of the disease can reduce the number who develop full-blown diabetes. ... Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Put Type 2 Diabetes in Remission

September 23, 2014

Patients who have the surgery are often able to stop using insulin within 24 hours. ... Read more

Do You Have Magic in Your Medicine?

September 12, 2014

Some medical cures may sound like concoctions out of a Harry Potter story, not from the pharmacist's bench. ... Read more

Beating Diabetes

August 18, 2014

Diabetes is set to become the next big health crisis in America. ... Read more

Chill Out: Sleeping in Cooler Temperatures May Increase Your Metabolism

July 28, 2014

Lowering your AC before bedtime may lead to metabolic improvements, including reducing your risk for diabetes. Will it help you lose weight, too? ... Read more

The Search for a Cure: Lupus, Diabetes and ALS

March 27, 2014

Many illnesses are easily cured with a visit to your doctor and a trip to the pharmacy. But a trio of baffling conditions has kept researchers hard at work for decades, investigating causes and cures.... Read more

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

March 19, 2014

An alarming 40% of adults who are at risk for developing diabetes do not realize it, according to the American Diabetes Association. Are you at risk? Take this quiz to find out.... Read more

Are You Headed for Type 2 Diabetes?

January 17, 2014

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney disease, heart disease and stroke. The good news: it can be prevented.... Read more

Tom Hanks' Type 2 Diabetes is Manageable with Proper Care

October 08, 2013

While Tom Hanks was visiting ?Late Show with David Letterman? on Monday, October 7, he revealed some big news about his health. Hanks has been dealing with high blood sugar numbers since he was 36 years old. He said that his doctor told him, "You?ve graduated. You?ve got type 2 diabetes, young man.?... Read more

Be Aware: Diabetes Can Lead to Eye Disease

May 07, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a good time to learn-and do something about-the possible effects of this disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S.... Read more