Category Archive: Diabetes

Apr 28 2015

Antipsychotic Use May Increase Diabetes Risk in Some Children

diabetesResearchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab recently published the largest study to date documenting the significant diabetes risk to children with a prescription for antipsychotics.

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Mar 17 2015

Researchers Look for Factors Underlying Disparities in Diabetes Care

diabetesA study published in Pediatrics and written by Steven Willi, MD, director of the Diabetes Center for Children at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, took a close look at health care practitioners’ prescribing practices for insulin pumps.

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Nov 14 2014

Gene-regulating Protein Reaches Multiple Disease Pathways

proteinGenomic scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found strong evidence that the protein family, FOXA2, is a master regulator of genetically vulnerable pathways in multiple diseases.

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Jun 23 2014

Gene Study Points to Novel Pathway for Diabetes Treatment

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania details how a diabetes-related gene functions on a biological pathway that affects the release of insulin.

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Dec 5 2012

Genes Linked to Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Low birth weight, Diabetes riskGenes provide tremendous information about how our bodies work and our possible predisposition for a variety of diseases and conditions. Researchers are working to discern what specific genes and gene regions play a role in disease.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia played a major role in a recent international genetics study that found four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight. In particular, the investigators found that three of those regions influence metabolism in adults and may play a role in adult height, the risk of type 2 diabetes, and adult blood pressure.

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