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Oklahoma Man Diagnosed with Type 1.5 Diabetes

Another Diabetes? Yes, there is!

July 30, 2013 – Once, there were two types of diabetes. Most are familiar with type 1, formerly known as juvenile diabetes; and with type 2, which until recently generally only occurred in adults. However, a Norman man is getting a real life lesson about a form of diabetes that is neither type 1 nor type 2, but instead a little of both.

It’s called Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults or LADA. People with LADA show signs of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and it is often misdiagnosed as type 2.

Nathan Mobley, 35, of Norman doesn’t look like the typical adult who might get diabetes. Quite thin and very health conscious, he first attributed his constant thirst and frequent urination to the dry weather.

“Also, I was feeling really tired a lot,” said Mobley, “even though I was making a point of getting more sleep. I was so tired that I was taking naps during the weekend.”

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Kids Summer Shape Up

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Friday, July 26th at 10 A.M.
With Kevin Short, Ph. D., Exercise Physiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine

Exercise physiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at OU Children’s and Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Dr. Kevin Short addresses the impact of exercise on diabetes prevention and treatment in children and young adults by researching the role of physical activity and diet in the metabolism of glucose and protein and the function of skeletal muscle in insulin resistance.  Dr. Short’s webchat will focus on how children and adults can continue to stay active even during the summer months. He’ll discuss why it’s important to keep moving to prevent diabetes and why exercise acts as medicine for those at risk of developing diabetes.

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Why Proton Therapy?

Recorded Friday, July 12th at 10 A.M. with Terence Herman, M.D., chair of the Radiation Oncology Department at the OU College of Medicine.

 The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma recently became home to the newest, FDA-approved proton therapy system.  

Proton therapy is a form of targeted radiation therapy. It uses beams of extremely fast-moving protons to treat cancer

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OU Medicine Live Chat: Epilepsy Explained

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Recorded Friday, July 19th at 1:30 P.M. With Yu-tze Ng, M.D.

It's estimated more than 2 million Americans have epilepsy and more than 150,000 are newly diagnosed with epilepsy each year. About one in 10 people have had a seizure and approximately one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives.

Epilepsy refers to a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. It is a disorder of the brain’s electrical system. Some have compared it to a firestorm in the brain. Abnormal electrical impulses can cause changes in movement, behavior, sensation or awareness.

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CDC Director Visits OU Medicine

What will it take to turn around the health care crisis in this country? And most importantly, what will it take in Oklahoma where we rank among the worst in the nation with regard to several important health measures? 

CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., shared his insights during a visit to Oklahoma City Thursday, July 11, 2013.  Frieden was the featured speaker for the Edward N. Brant, Jr. Memorial Lecture, part of the Public Health Grand Rounds sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and OU Medicine.  Following his lecture – “Hiding in Plain Sight:  What the data tell us about improving public health and health care in the U.S.,” Frieden addressed questions from the media and the public.

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