UAB Resident Shelby Lyda
January 9, 2024

UAB Resident’s Discovery: Unraveling Mysterious Fatigue as Type 1 Diabetes

From January to May of 2023, Shelby Lyda, M.D., was extremely tired and had brain fog, but she chalked it up to the demands of a residency program. Lyda was within UAB Department of Surgery Residency Program at the time, completing her research year. She thought the fatigue and brain fog had to do with […]
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Ashley Nichols standing in front of the University Hospital sign for the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Clinic
November 2, 2023

Ashley Nichols has a heart of gratitude for her rare kidney-pancreas transplant

Ashley Nichols, 32, shares her journey from managing her type 1 diabetes to navigating her rare kidney-pancreas transplant with the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute care team.
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Doctors and nurses conversing in a hallway
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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Carol Glover
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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UAB Patient with Type 1 Diabetes manages and is Still Thriving and at 78
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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An assortment of fruits and vegetables, both whole and cut into pieces
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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Father and son sharing a healthy snack
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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Two doctors talking with diabetes patient in hallway
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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Diabetes education
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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Red animation of veins
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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A heart-shaped bowl filled with broccoli, salmon, tomatoes, nuts, and apple, with stethoscope coming out of the bowl
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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