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October 10th, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, APOE, diabetes, Florida, Guojun Bu, insulin deficiency, neurodegenerative disease, research

September 5th, 2017

Regenerative Diabetes Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement: Sept. 29-30

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement. The conference will take place Sept. 29-30, 2017 in Rochester, Minn. Registration is free, but seating is limited. The Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement brings together academia and industry leaders from diverse areas of islet […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, islet regeneration, Mayo Clinic event, stem cells

March 11th, 2015

Diabetes and Minnesota Community Measurement

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. jonebbertmd

Researchers and clinicians working with the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery have observed that patients with diabetes with good control of their disease had better clinical outcomes. In this study of 5,731 patients with diabetes, patients were evaluated to see how well their disease control was on three measures selected by […]

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Tags: diabetes, Kern Center, Minnesota Community Measurement, MN Community Measurement

January 15th, 2015

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, history, insulin, Mayo Clinic, medical history, research

April 29th, 2014

Huffington Post, Diabetes and Mayo Clinic

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Sometimes the science of weight loss and diet is the science of behavior. Mayo Clinic researchers established the ground rules for measuring calories, blood glucose — even the proper dosages for insulin — back in the 1920s and ’30s. Yet more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today. Changing behavior, not […]

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Tags: diabetes, diabetes education, endocrinology, Huffington Post, The Biggest Loser, weight loss

March 18th, 2011

Mayo Diabetes Experts Comment in BMJ


For the second week in a row, Mayo Clinic diabetes experts have an editorial in a major medical journal. Today the British Medical Journal posted an editorial by Victor Montori, M.D., and Nilay Shah, Ph.D., on the continuing findings stacking up against the drug rosiglitazone. The editorial – What have we learnt from the rosiglitazone […]

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Tags: BMJ, British Medical Journal, diabetes, rosiglitazone

October 22nd, 2010

Jensen Honored for Obesity Research


Michael Jensen, M.D., Mayo endocrinologist has been honored for his achievements in research on why people become obese. Dr. Jensen, research chair for endocrinology at Mayo, received the TOPS Research Achievement Award at the recent Obesity Society Annual Meeting. The Society presents the award which is made possible by a grant from the Take Off […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, obesity, weight gain

October 8th, 2010

"Minnesota is Taking on Diabetes. Come join us."


“That’s what this is about,” said Dr. Bob Rizza this week as we discussed plans for the Decade of Discovery news briefing. His simple statement was both comprehensive and profound. People have since asked, “Which one? Type 1 or Type 2?” Answer: Both. Or, others with more than a polite dose of skepticism have said,”That’s […]

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Tags: "optimally treat and ultimately cure", diabetes, Mayo Clinic, medical research, Minnesota Partnership

June 23rd, 2010

Rizza Tapped for Banting Medal


The Banting Medal is the top scientific achievement award from the American Diabetes Association. This year it will go to Mayo’s Executive Dean for Research Robert Rizza, M.D. “My first job after starting medical school was at a diabetes summer camp,” explains Dr. Rizza. “More than a hundred kids with Type I diabetes. Type I […]

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Tags: ADA, Banting Medal, diabetes, Mayo Clinic, rizza

March 25th, 2010

Mayo Research Leader Honored for Diabetes Work


Robert Rizza, M.D., will be honored by the American Diabetes Association for his scientific contributions to the field. He will receive the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement in ceremonies in June. The Banting Medal is named for Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of insulin as a diabetes therapy. Dr. Rizza was […]

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Tags: career award, diabetes, honors, Mayo Clinic, rizza

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