DeFronzo wins global prize for work in type 2 diabetes

November 29, 2022

Metformin, SGLT-2 inhibitors and insulin resistance among career highlights Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 29, 2022) — Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD, professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and deputy director of University Health’s Texas Diabetes Institute, will receive one of […]

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A third of San Antonians have prediabetes; doctors urge testing

November 10, 2022

During Diabetes Awareness Month (November), UT Health San Antonio endocrinologist Carolina Solis-Herrera, MD, reminds the community that one in every three people in San Antonio has prediabetes, which physicians define by a hemoglobin A1C percentage of 5.7% to 6.4%. Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that measures average glucose levels over the past three months. Carolina […]

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33% of San Antonians have prediabetes, so get checked

November 10, 2022

Flu shots are critically important for those with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 10, 2022) — Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a consequence of multiple medical problems occurring simultaneously. The body has less insulin — the hormone that lowers blood sugar — and is not sensitive to […]

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Restraining a liver enzyme could help us trim down, reduce appetite

April 5, 2022

Novel approach identified to tackle metabolic diseases. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy […]

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