This podcast is a 360° look at diabetes, from those affected by the disease to those working to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 1 - Speaking with Rick Blickstead
Diabetes Canada’s president and CEO, Rick Blickstead, shares his thoughts on changing from the Canadian Diabetes Association to Diabetes Canada and how the organization is fighting the diabetes epidemic in Canada through its movement to end diabetes.
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 2 - Speaking with Dr. Bruce Perkins
Diabetes Canada funds millions of dollars in research every year towards improved diabetes treatments and, one day, a cure. In today’s episode, Toronto’s Dr. Bruce A. Perkins of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital discusses what it’s like to be a diabetes researcher and endocrinologist while living with type 1 diabetes. He also explains his work in the areas of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), diabetic kidney disease and strategies to help improve blood sugar control, which includes the working on the artificial pancreas.
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 3 - Speaking with Dr. Jan Hux
What is diabetes stigma and how does it impact the lives of people living with the disease? Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer at Diabetes Canada, looks at this issue and how it impacts the lives of people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. How does stigma affect the work, school and personal lives of people living with diabetes and what can we do to change perceptions and ease the mental health burden caused by this type of stigma?
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 4 - Speaking with Dr. Harpreet Bajaj
This fall, Diabetes Canada is raising awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention by sharing information about the risk factors you need to know. This episode features an interview with endocrinologist and researcher Dr. Harpreet Bajaj, who looks at prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications as well as diabetes and ethnicity.
Visit DiabetesTest.ca and take a quick type 2 diabetes risk assessment.
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 5 - Speaking with Dr. Daniel J. Drucker
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker is renowned worldwide for his work in diabetes research, including his role in the development of two new classes of therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Drucker is a plenary speaker at this year’s 20th annual Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference (http://diabetes.ca/clinical-practice-education/professional-conference-annual-meetings). On today’s episode, he discusses his career, highlights of his presentation and shares insights into diabetes research in Canada.
For more information on the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference visit diabetes.ca/professionalconference (http://diabetes.ca/clinical-practice-education/professional-conference-annual-meetings).
Diabetes 360: Season 1, Episode 6 - Speaking with Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta
Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta is an associate professor of Medicine at McGill University and an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre. She has worked on numerous research projects funded by Diabetes Canada and on this episode discusses two of them – diabetes stigma in people with type 1 diabetes and how the spouse of a woman with gestational diabetes may be at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Dr. Dasgupta’s research takes a look at some unique areas of diabetes and deepens our understanding of the people who live with this disease.
For more information on diabetes, visit diabetes.ca (http://www.diabetes.ca/). To donate to support research like Dr. Dasgupta’s visit diabetes.ca/donate (http://www.diabetes.ca/donate).
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I am one of the Individuals who has Type 2 Diabetes. My type of Diabetes was caused by both genetic and Hormonal problems . I was diagnosed with stage 2 Thyroid Cancer in 2003. I had my entire thyroid, parathyroid and lymph nodes all removed from my neck. I went through 2 years of radioactive Iodine to put the cancer into remission. I was told by surgeons, head nurse, and oncologists that l would develop Diabetes by my 48th or 49th Birthday. It is great to have a Canadian Diabetic Podcasts .