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KCUR: Could Light Be the Key to Fewer Needles for Diabetics?

A School of Pharmacy Researcher Thinks So…

Retired autoworker Raymond Fowler bowls four times a week as part of an exercise regimen to help keep his type 2 diabetes under control. Photo by Alex Smith / Heartland Health Monitor

Retired autoworker Raymond Fowler bowls four times a week as part of an exercise regimen to help keep his type 2 diabetes under control.
Photo by Alex Smith / Heartland Health Monitor

On a busy league night in a Raytown, Missouri, bowling alley, former auto worker Raymond Fowler keeps up his game playing alongside his wife and longtime teammates.

Fowler, who’s 67, stays busy in his retirement, but it’s not all fun and games. A few years ago, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and changed his diet and exercise routine, which now includes four bowling sessions a week.

His condition was severe enough that his doctor said he needed insulin shots, and that’s one change he’s found troubling. Continue reading

Fewer Needles

Pharmacist talking to student

School of Pharmacy Professor Simon Friedman discusses his insulin-delivery invention with Amy Johnson (Biology, ’14), who has diabetes. Photo by Janet Rogers, Strategic Marketing and Communications

UMKC Awarded $1.4 Million for Diabetes Treatment Development

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for work on a new approach for artificial pancreas development to help the tens of millions of people who have diabetes.

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