June 2012 eUpdate
Cellular Imaging Offers New Way of Understanding Insulin Action
Denmark-based pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk recently awarded Diabetes Center faculty member Fred Schaufele, PhD, with a Diabetes Innovation Award to study insulin resistance at the cellular level. Dr. Schaufele seeks to understand why chronically elevated insulin found in patients with insulin resistance causes a dramatic change in insulin receptor structure, leading to even more insulin resistance and ultimately type 2 diabetes. His hope is that new drugs may be created that will improve overall diabetes management. <Full Story Link>
Madison Clinic’s GreenDot One of Five Finalists in Sanofi US Innovation Challenge
The Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes is creating GreenDot, an open mobile health platform that enables both patients and health care providers to collect, aggregate, store, analyze and display diabetes-related data wirelessly and in real-time to better control blood sugars. Last month, the Madison Clinic was named one of five finalists in the Sanofi US Innovation Challenge. <Full Story Link>
Diabetes Teaching Center Recognized for Mobile App
The Diabetes Teaching Center’s newest innovation, DiabetesIQ, was named Outstanding Mobile Application in the Web Marketing Associations’ 2012 MobileWebAward Competition. This free mobile app was created using the educational content found on Diabetes Education Online and is available on the Apple iTunes store and Google Android market. <Full Story Link>
DIABETES CENTER NEWS
Diabetes Healthcare Professional Elected to American Academy of Nursing
Mary Sullivan, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE, has been selected for induction to the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Sullivan, a longtime diabetes care professional at UCSF, will be joining a prestigious group of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners. Previously, Dr. Sullivan was named Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). <Full Story Link>
Children's Book Proceeds to Fund UCSF Diabetes Research
A dedicated Diabetes Center supporter has captured the tale told by her grandmother well over a half century ago in a new children’s book entitled, Billy and Skipper. This delightful story is filled with old-fashioned values – love of family, adventure, problem solving and forgiveness – all to benefit one of the Diabetes Center’s research pioneers, Michael German, MD. <Full Story Link>
IN THE NEWS
Preventing or Better Managing Diabetes May Prevent Cognitive Decline, According to UCSF Study, UCSF News Office, June 21, 2012
Inexpensive Approach to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Shows Promise in UCSF Study, UCSF News Office, June 15, 2012
The Diabetes Center at UCSF is among the premier institutions for clinical trials of emerging therapies in diabetes. Numerous clinical trials in type 1 and 2 diabetes are now underway.
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