Akturk and McKee review emerging type 1 diabetes technologies and therapeutics 

On August 19, Halis Kaan Akturk, MD of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at University of Colorado and Alexis M. McKee, MD of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine, had their review titled “Emerging Technologies and Therapeutics for Type 1 Diabetes,” published online by Science Direct. […]

Herrick investigates the effects of SDoH on glycemic control in low-income individuals with type 2 diabetes 

Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP

On May 23, Cynthia Herrick, MD, MPHS and colleagues had their study titled “Food insecurity, SNAP participation and glycemic control in low-income adults with predominantly type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional analysis using NHANES 2007–2018 data,” published by BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.  Food insecurity is one social determinant of health (SDoH) known to affect […]

Bernal-Mizrachi Lab demonstrates the relationship between embryonic vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes 

On June 13, Bernal-Mizrachi Lab had their article titled “Embryonic vitamin D deficiency programs hematopoietic stem cells to induce type 2 diabetes,” published by Springer Nature.  Currently, the risk of later-in-life type 2 diabetes from embryonic immune cell programming is unknown. It is possible that environmental factors can cause metabolic disease by altering the fetal […]

Litvin and colleagues publish a paper on nutritional considerations in patients with cystic fibrosis 

Marina Litvin, MD

On May 23, Marina Litvin, MD and colleagues had their work titled “Nutritional considerations for a new era: A CF foundation position paper,” published by the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.  The nutritional landscape of cystic fibrosis is fast-changing, “due in part to widespread use of cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator highly effective modulator therapy” and prevalence […]

Hogrebe, Ishahak and Millman review stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes 

On May 4, Nathaniel Hogrebe, PhD; Matthew Ishahak, PhD; and Jeffrey Millman, PhD had their review titled “Developments in stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for treating type 1 diabetes,” published in Cell Stem Cell.  In diabetes treatment, there is great potential for islet-like endocrine clusters from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to provide a limitless […]

Hughes receives CSCTR Early Career Development award

Jing Hughes, MD, PhD was recently selected as an awardee for the 2023 Early Career Development award, provided by the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR). The organization develops and supports communication, collaboration and career development of medical researchers primarily located in the central region of the United States. The award recognizes and […]

Hughes and colleagues study cilia and Ca2+ waves in pancreatic islet leader beta cells  

In March, Jing Hughes, MD, PhD and colleagues had their work titled “Molecular phenotyping of single pancreatic islet leader beta cells by ‘Flash-Seq,’” published by Life Sciences.  Stimulation of insulin secretion occurs by high glucose from increases in cytosolic Ca2+ within pancreatic beta cells. Recent data has also shown that subpopulations of beta cells exist, […]

Zhang and McGill offer an in-depth analysis on clinical guidelines for chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes 

In March, Rong Mei Zhang, MD; Janet B. McGill, MD, and colleagues had their journal article titled “Clinical implications and guidelines for CKD in type 2 diabetes,” published in Volume 38, Issue 3 of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  Kidney disease is a complication of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. […]

McGill receives ACP Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes 

On April 27, Janet B. McGill, MD received the 2023 Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes from the American College of Physicians during their annual Convocation ceremony in San Diego, California.  The award recognizes Dr. McGill’s research contributions, which have significantly improved the quality of care and clinical management of diabetes. Widely […]