diabetes

Keeping beta cells “fit”

Vanderbilt cell biologists are defining the factors that help beta cells in the pancreas stay healthy, secrete insulin and prevent diabetes initiation and progression.

Staff Nurses of the Year named

Rosamund Gabrielson Staff Nurse of the Year recipients were announced representing the four entities of VUMC

Fourth-year VUSM student Emily Long assists Paul Epstein, MD, as he conducts telehealth visits with patients of the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic.

VUSM students help patients, clinicians with telehealth

When in-person visits to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic needed to be quickly converted to telehealth appointments in response to COVID-19, a novel solution was hatched to bring both clinicians and patients up to speed on videoconferencing.

Race, hormones and diabetes risk

Variation in the levels of hormones called natriuretic peptides may contribute to racial differences in susceptibility to diabetes, suggesting that this hormone system may be a target for reducing risk of the disease.

Post-transplant diabetes may be reversible: study

Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM), a common complication of immunosuppressive drugs that are given to prevent transplant rejection, may be reversible and at least partially preventable, researchers at VUMC report.

Pediatric diabetes, palliative care focus of new Friends of Children’s Hospital gift

Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a volunteer organization, recently committed $1 million over the next three years to be split between two crucial pediatric programs: diabetes and palliative care.

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