Obesity & Diabetes
  • Article
  • Apr 27 2021

A paper by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and associate director for Translational Research in Diabetes at the University of Kentucky, has been included in “Best of Cell Metabolism 2020.” The paper focuses on age-associated inflammation.

  • Article
  • Mar 5 2021

The Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center's annual Obesity and Diabetes Research Day went virtual for the first time and expanded from a research ‘day’ to a research ‘series.’ Organizers say they were pleasantly surprised by the attendance with as many as 120 participants in one session alone.

  • Article
  • Feb 4 2021

Prediabetes and diabetes are big problems in Kentucky. According to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report, one in 10 Kentucky adults have been told by a medical professional that they have prediabetes. An additional 12% have diabetes, and Kentucky has the fourth highest mortality rate due to diabetes in the nation.

  • Podcast
  • Sep 9 2020

Recent studies have shed light on an area’s socioeconomic status being one of the most impactful social determinants of health in both urban and rural communities throughout Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Sep 2 2020

In the past 12 years, the gala celebrating a proud Kentucky tradition has raised and donated approximately $16.7 million to combat a disease that disproportionally affects Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Aug 20 2020

"When I came to the U.S. and was confronted with the health care system here, I wasn’t comfortable practicing medicine without doing something to serve people who don’t have proper access to care because they’re uninsured or far from services."

  • Article
  • May 14 2020

Through the “Fall into Fitness” walking and diabetes education program that she leads, Castle has reached hundreds of her fellow community members, facilitating diabetes screening and education.

  • Article
  • Nov 22 2019

Faculty and staff with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are collaborating with many community leaders in Martin County to improve the county’s built environment infrastructure, increase food accessibility and encourage healthier eating and shopping.

  • Article
  • Nov 14 2019

The Mary E. Martin (MEM) Diabetes Center of Excellence in Hazard has become the first affiliate of the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC). MEM Diabetes Center will also be the first ambulatory affiliation with UK HealthCare.

  • Article
  • Aug 30 2019

Research led by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., disproved the conventional wisdom that glucose was the primary driver of chronic inflammation in Type 2 diabetes.