Elevated maternal blood sugar when the fetal heart is forming has been linked to a heightened risk for congenital heart defects, according to a new Stanford study.
Diabetes is one of the most serious chronic disease problem in the U.S. Roughly 30 million Americans — 12 percent of adults — have diabetes, and its complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.
Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.
Stanford Health Care Diabetes Education and Prevention Program was recently recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a national Diabetes Education program.
With the grant, Stanford joins 16 other federal research centers across the country dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
The NIH-funded T32 Training Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Stanford, directed by Dr. Andrew Hoffman, was renewed for another 5 years in July 2017, allowing continuous training now in its 42nd year.
The new Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine will work to turn discoveries into stem cell and gene therapies to aid the millions of people who have genetic diseases.
The Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer will be honored for three distinct contributions to the medical field: optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry and research into depression.
Researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are testing easier ways for younger children with Type 1 diabetes to get the doses of insulin they need.
A lot has been written here and elsewhere about the unpredictability and deadliness of most forms of pancreatic cancer.