Congratulations Laetitia Guillemette for winning a CIHR Doctoral Research Award for 3 years ($35,000/year). Laetitia is a member of the McGavock Lab and is supervised by Drs. Jonathan McGavock and Todd Duhamel. Her thesis is titled “Impact of exposure to diabetes in pregnancy on offspring cardiovascular disease risk in adolescence and early adulthood”.
A protein that was originally thought to be key player in obesity seems to play an important role in the daily rhythms of insulin secretion. Insulin is a critical hormone involved in maintaining blood glucose. A lack of insulin or a failure of the body to respond to it is a central feature of diabetes. Insulin levels rise and fall throughout the day in a predictable manner or specifically, follows a circadian rhythm. DREAM scientists recently found that an important protein
Using a unique study design, exposure to type 2 diabetes displayed throughout pregnancy displayed a 6-fold increased risk for type 2 diabetes in adolescents. Exposure to diabetes in the last trimester only increased the risk for type 2 diabetes 4 fold. Similar to previous studies, initiating breastfeeding in the hospital was associated with a 50% lower risk for type 2 diabetes. For the first time, DREAM scientists found that children of mom's living in poverty experienced 6-
Congratulations Stephanie Kereliuk for winning a Research Manitoba and Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Award for 2years ($17,850/year). Stephanie is supervised by Dr. Vern Dolinsky. Her thesis is titled “Gestational diabetes mellitus induces cardiovascular defects in offspring: a longitudinal study”.
DREAM trainee, Stephanie Kereliuk is the first author of the article titled "Maternal Macronutrient Consumption and the Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disease in the Offspring". CLICK HERE to view the full article.