Greetings from the Director

Welcome to our first issue!

Welcome to our first issue of the DMRC Quarterly. Our goal with this newsletter is to share the latest happenings in diabetes and metabolism research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as provide you with the resources and opportunities available to you. We hope you enjoy the information and will share it with others.

Best wishes,
Willa Hsueh, MD
Director, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Featured Story

COVID-19 and Diabetes

The pandemic that has infiltrated the lives of millions of people worldwide, COVID-19, doesn’t play well with preexisting health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension, which are all too common in our population. Research studies over the past months have shown that people with underlying health conditions who contract the virus are likely to experience more serious complications and require hospitalization. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself and/or someone you know with diabetes. 

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Joshua J. Joseph, MDResearcher Spotlight

Joshua Joseph, MD, FAHA

When a family member passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes, Dr. Joseph knew he had to do something to help. In this issue, we take a closer look at his background and the research projects that bring science and research out of the lab and into people’s lives.

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Research Update

New Treatment for Diabetes and Identifying a Trigger in Heart Failure

Our DMRC researchers continue to look for ways to improve the lives of our patients. In this issue, we highlight recently published research from Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD, and Prabhakara Nagareddy, PhD, MPharm.

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Clinical Trials

Adapting as We Go

Within the DMRC, clinical trials present an important platform for research and breakthroughs. Even now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are making the necessary adjustments to either continue their trials or prepare to resume them following the end of social distancing orders. Kathleen Dungan, MD, associate director of clinical services in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, provides an update on a number of ongoing and exciting trials.

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Healthy Cooking

Virtual Cooking Demos Focus on Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

We’re pleased to offer a new series of virtual cooking demonstrations Tuesdays at noon ET, focused on Diabetes-Friendly Recipes. Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Jenny Shrodes, RD, LD, and chefs Katie McCurdy, BHS, and Stephanie Urrutia, RD, LD, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, team up in this series to show you how to prepare healthy and delicious recipes!

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Veggie and Cheese FrittataVeggie and Cheese Frittata

Check out this frittata recipe with dairy, veggies and protein all in one dish! Better yet, add a side of fruit and a piece of whole wheat toast for a tasty meal that includes all five food groups. One serving contains 180 calories, 4g sugar and 14g protein.

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Announcements

Events Canceled, Moved to Later Date or Switched to Virtual Meeting

Due to COVID-19, we decided to cancel our golf for diabetes event this year, the Islet Cell Invitational. We look forward to coming back in full swing in 2021. Our “Dining for Diabetes” Education and Research Update has been rescheduled to April 29, 2021, at a new location. Check out our list for updates on these and other diabetes-related events.

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