Diabetes

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High-Risk in the Time of Coronavirus: Protecting People with Diabetes

Q&A with Gretchen Piatt

Why are people with diabetes considered high-risk in the wake of this pandemic and what should those who contract COVID-19 do? Gretchen Piatt, associate professor of Learning Health Sciences and Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Public Health explains. Read more

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Overweight Kids Actually Eat Less Right After Stressful Events

New Research from Rebecca Hasson and Matthew Nagy

People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods. But overweight adolescents—considered particularly susceptible to stress eating—actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, according to a University of Michigan study. Read more

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Massive Sequencing Study Links Rare DNA Alterations to Type 2 Diabetes

New Research from Michael Boehnke

An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. The study, one of the largest known of its type, includes data from people of European, African American, Hispanic/Latino, East Asian, and South Asian ancestries. Read more