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NIH funds Beverly for hypoglycemia study

Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by Sangeetha Shivaji.
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Dr. Joseph Lee Beverly (Nutrition) received new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project “Hypoglycemia-induced changes in the VMH glucose metabolome and HAAF.” The risk of defective glucose counterregulation is greatly increased following an episode of hypoglycemia, with a blunted sympathoadrenal response a primary indicator of hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). How HAAF develops is unknown but may be linked to failure of central glucose sensing mechanisms. The overall objective of these in vivo studies is to delineate the mechanisms of glucose sensing, counterregulation, and brain function during hypoglycemia, the abstract states.