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Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017): Diabetes Educator and Advocate (Diabetes Care)

Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Nierras wrote a beautiful piece on how Mary Tyler Moore’s courage and strength in the face of her diabetes diagnosis has inspired and lent courage to many other individuals living with the disease, and the everlasting impact her tireless advocacy and work with congress has had…

Comparitive Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diabetes in humans, NOD Mice, and Canines: Has a Valuable Animal Model of Type 1 Diabetes Been Overlooked? (Diabetes)

Despite decades of research in humans and mouse models of disease, substantial gaps remain in our understanding of pathogenic mechanisms underlying the development of type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, translation of therapies from preclinical efforts capable of delaying or halting β-cell destruction has been limited. Hence, a pressing need exists to identify…

Concentration-dependent Response to Pioglitazone in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics)

The authors aimed to evaluate the relationship between concentrations of pioglitazone and its active metabolites and treatment outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) .This study demonstrates the importance of pioglitazone exposure to variable response in patients with NASH, and indicates potential factors that may identify patients most likely to…

Local Delivery of Figolimod from 3-D Scaffolds Impacts Islet Graft Efficacy and Microenvironment in a Murine Diabetic Model (Journal of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine)

Overall, this study confirmed the ability to modulate local delivery of fingolimod in a sustained-release manner using a 3-D PDMS scaffold; however, the observed detrimental impacts at the site of islet transplantation do not support further investigation of local delivery at the graft site in murine models. Read more…

Delta Epsilon Psi Scholarship For Students With Diabetes

Delta Epsilon Psi is excited to announce their first ever scholarship on the behalf of the Rho Chapter Alumni Association. DEPsi is offering a $600 scholarship to any full-time University of Florida student with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The financial burden…