Tag Archive: blood sugar

May 30 2017

Protecting Breastfed Babies in the First Days of Life: Q&A with Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD

More mothers are breastfeeding than ever before. However, getting breastfeeding going can be difficult. Babies with inherited metabolic disorders, such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (let’s just call it MCAD) can be especially vulnerable to low blood sugar if they aren’t getting enough milk in the early days of breastfeeding.

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Sep 03 2015

Mitochondrial Disease and Diabetes Good Companions in Research

Certain defects in the way the mitochondria work may lead to diabetes, and the ways our bodies adapt to high blood sugars share many features with the ways our bodies respond to mitochondrial disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/mitochondrial-disease-and-diabetes-good-companions-in-research/