November 2, 2022


is a general term for conditions that cause the body’s blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes can lead to serious problems with the heart, kidneys, circulatory system, and eyes, but these issues often can be avoided by carefully managing the disease. Many people with diabetes lead healthy and full lives, […]
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Picture of kidney transplant patient
September 26, 2022

Older Patient Receives New Kidney and Pancreas, Thanks to Expanded Criteria

Carol Glover retired in 2017 after working 32 years for University of Alabama Athletics, and she was looking forward to her upcoming wedding and traveling the world with her new husband. Glover couldn’t have foreseen that her journey would lead to her becoming the oldest kidney-pancreas transplant patient at the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI).
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April 21, 2022

Longtime UAB Patient with Type 1 Diabetes Still Thriving at 78

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease in most cases, but it can be controlled. People with this less common form of diabetes can lead a full life if they control their diet, check their sugar levels often, take insulin properly, and see their doctor regularly.
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March 21, 2022

This Heart Month, explore healthy recipes to prevent heart disease

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death globally. On average, someone dies of heart disease every 36 seconds in the United States. Although many factors contribute to one’s heart health, wholesome nutrition is a major factor in combating plaque buildup in coronary arteries, which results in the most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease.
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March 7, 2022

MyPlate Healthy Eating Chart Replaced the Food Pyramid

If you feel lost when it comes to making healthy eating decisions, you are not alone. We may know which foods are healthier, but many of us still struggle to put it all together into a lifestyle that we can maintain.
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February 16, 2022

Program at UAB Helps Preserve Limbs in Patient with Diabetes

Behold the big toe. Called the great toe in medical circles, the big toe is essential in balance, as it displaces body weight throughout the foot. Without a big toe, walking, standing and even moving may be difficult. 
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August 17, 2021

UAB Diabetes and Nutrition Education Services Maintains National Recognition

UAB Diabetes and Nutrition Education Services again achieved recognition for its diabetes education program. The program meets standards set by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program.
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June 9, 2021

Preventing Vascular Disease: Four Self-Care Tips for Diabetes

Each year, the Amputee Coalition recognizes the month of April as Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLAM) to honor its community and educate others about limb loss and limb difference.
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Glycemic team
May 6, 2021

Inpatient Diabetes and Glycemic Management Program Expands Service During COVID-19

COVID-19 has been especially difficult for hospital patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions, such as COPD and heart disease. Along with older adults and people suffering from obesity, these patients often face greater challenges and worse outcomes with COVID-19, including a higher death rate.
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November 18, 2020

Managing Diabetes Calls for Extra Attention During Flu Season

Diabetes can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight infection, increasing the risk of serious complications from the influenza virus. However, by paying extra attention to nutrition habits during flu season, most people with diabetes who do catch the flu can avoid serious complications.
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September 25, 2020

The Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that people with diabetes can develop. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely it is that they will get an eye disease.
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