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Patient Care    Diabetes    Obesity   

Elon Musk Rockets Weight-Loss Drug Into Public Eye

When a Twitter follower praised Elon Musk’s new “awesome, fit, ripped and healthy” look, the billionaire entrepreneur replied that his secret was “fasting” and “Wegovy.” Given society’s obsession with celebrities and weight loss and Musk’s massive following on Twitter, a viral tweet was born.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 19, 2022
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Research    Diabetes

Strength in Unity: CU Diabetes Research Center Boosts Collaboration

After overcoming the challenges of setting up a program as the pandemic descended on Colorado, the University of Colorado Diabetes Research Center (DRC) seems to be hitting its stride.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Cancer    Diabetes    Sports Medicine

Chronic Lactate Exposure Leads to Cellular Disruptions Implicated in Cancer and Possibly T2 Diabetes

Acute amounts of lactate like those generated during exercise are probably required for healthy cells, but chronic exposure causes cellular disruption which can lead to cancer, heart failure and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 10, 2022
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Patient Care    Diabetes   

Diabetic Alert Dog Brings Comfort (and Sleep) to Family

After hearing the phrase “dead in bed,” restful nights for Marc Bullion and his wife, Becki, disappeared. Their daughter, Lelia, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 8, and her low-blood sugar episodes were unusually frequent.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 31, 2022
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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Defining Physiology’s Upper Limits and – Again – Winning the Tour de France

Racing through the Pyrenees near the end of the three-week battle of attrition that is the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar accelerated up a 14% grade and dropped his nearest competitors as if they were slogging through a bog. Pogačar, 22, was on his way to his second Le Tour championship in a row, finishing 5 minutes, 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 26, 2021
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Research    COVID-19    Diabetes

Ethnicity, Poor Blood-Sugar Control Linked to COVID-19 Hospitalization for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Taking a first look at COVID-19’s effects on children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), researchers have linked ethnic minority status, poor blood-sugar control and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with increased hospitalization.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 28, 2021
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Press Releases    Diabetes

Immune Response to Insulin Could Identify, Help Treat Those at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals most at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. 

Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 08, 2021
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Diabetes    Public Health    Women's Health   

Placental Function Can Illuminate Future Disease in Adults and Children

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults, a finding that could lead to earlier intervention and diagnosis of disease. 

Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 21, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Diabetes

Water May be an Effective Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that fructose stimulates the release of vasopressin, a hormone linked to obesity and diabetes. They also found that water can suppress the hormone and alleviate these conditions in mice. 

Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 15, 2020
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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Metabolomics: The Science Behind a Tour de France Winner

To say cycling enthusiasts were stunned by the Tour de France performance of rookie rider Tadej Pogačar might be an understatement. Jaws dropped as the 21-year-old Slovenian, the second-youngest rider to ever win the Tour, ascended the final 5.9-kilometer final climb of the time trial and secured the yellow jersey.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 21, 2020
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Research    Diabetes

Top Designation for CU Anschutz Medical Campus Expands Research Reach

Fulfilling their mission to establish a unified Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes research community at the School of Medicine (SOM) just got a little bit easier for scientists on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 28, 2020
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