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Can Taking the Stairs Help You Lose Weight? 

Audrey Bergouignan, PhD, isn’t looking for people with obesity to start running marathons. She just wants them to walk across the room. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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Research    Diabetes    Pediatrics

CU School of Medicine Researcher Brews Up Study on Coffee’s Effects on Acute Kidney Injury

Can drinking coffee help stave off acute kidney injury? Potentially, says Kalie Tommerdahl, MD.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 23, 2022
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CU School of Medicine a Site for Major Diabetes Medication Trial 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was one of 36 study sites for a clinical trial that shows that diabetes drugs liraglutide and insulin glargine, when taken with metformin, allow patients to achieve and maintain their target blood levels for a longer time compared to two other commonly used diabetes medications.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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Physical Activity Coaching Shows Benefits for People with Type 2 Diabetes

For some people with type 2 diabetes, the E word can evoke dread: exercise.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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Research    Diabetes    Obesity   

CU Researchers Identify New Method for Stimulating Signaling to Improve Metabolic Health and Possibly Treat Obesity

Following up on a 2018 study that identified an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) as a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published new research that finds HDAC11 regulates G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs).

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Planting the SEEDS to Connect Diabetes Patients With Devices That Help Them Manage Their Disease

As a nurse, researcher, and educator at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for the past 17 years, Laurel Messer, PhD, has conducted clinical trials that brought devices to market to help diabetes patients monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 15, 2021
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Research    Community    Faculty    Diabetes

Research Finds Breath Ketone Analyzers May Detect Ketosis in People with Type I Diabetes

For people with type I diabetes, a build-up of blood acids called ketones can lead to a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin to break down glucose, its usual energy source, and can lead to diabetic coma or even death.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Could a Baby's Gut Health Be an Early Predictor of Future Type 1 Diabetes?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMarch 27, 2023

Microbial biomarkers for type 1 diabetes may be present in infants as young as 12 months old, suggesting the potential to mitigate disease onset by nurturing a healthy gut microbiome early, show data from the Swedish general population.

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Kaiser Health News

When College Athletes Kill Themselves, Healing the Team Becomes the Next Goal

news outletKaiser Health News
Publish DateMarch 27, 2023

In the weeks after Stanford University soccer goalie Katie Meyer, 22, died by suicide last March, her grieving teammates were inseparable even when not training.

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Denver Gazette

Bill to ban hospital facilities fees gets heated hearing, moves on

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateMarch 24, 2023

These fees are a real cost of doing business, said John Reilly, president of the faculty practice at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also warned that loss of revenue from the facility fees would result in a downsize of training programs and fewer physicians who want to practice in Colorado. These fees have existed for decades, he pointed out, but the trend toward high-deductible health plans are largely why those fees are now showing up in consumer bills.

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Neurology Live

Improving Quality of Life, Digestive Health in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

news outletNeurology Live
Publish DateMarch 23, 2023

In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), gastrointestinal (GI) problems are very common in patients and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

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