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Learn about Diabetic Research with Griffin Hospital!

By Alex Stackpole on 3/30/2016

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free talks about research on how blood sugar affects the brains of those with diabetes on Tues., April 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

The presentations will discuss several research studies led by Dr. Robert Sherwin at Yale University, Center for Clinical Investigation, about the effects of blood sugar on the brain in patients with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The studies involve using functional MRI to scan the brains of participants at different glycemic levels.

The studies hope to find new discoveries regarding the role of sugar on food intake in patients with diabetes and obesity. Researchers are currently looking for participants with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Study participants will be compensated.

Dr. Janice Hwang and Dr. Renata DeAguiar will present the 2:30 p.m. session in Griffin Hospital Dining Room 2. Claudia P. Moore, Clinical Research Coordinator, will host the 6:30 session in Griffin Hospital Dining Room 2. Free valet parking is available for the 2:30 p.m. session.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns. Anyone with diabetes and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.

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