Diabetes Discourse

Diabetes Discourse

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Diabetes: Talking With an 'Amazing Race' Winner

    Dec 18, 2013 | 15 min
    The management of diabetes is an ongoing challenge for both the healthcare provider and patient in terms of balancing insulin regimens, glucose monitoring, diet and exercise. How does the diabetes educator help to "win the race" for a patient with diabetes? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, interventional pain management physician and winner of the Amazing Race, Dr. Natalie Strand, as they discuss the integral role of the diabetes educator in the management of diabetes.
  • Screening, Diagnosis and Early Treatment for Diabetes and Pregnancy

    Dec 18, 2013 | 15 min
    Universal guidelines in screening, diagnosis and early treatment for diabetes and pregnancy are presenting opportunities for the physician and patient to better manage their diabetes and the health of the newborn babies. What are the standards and what is the clinical relevance? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, chief scientific officer of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Dr. Lois Jovanovic, as they discuss the need to screen all pregnant women for diabetes.
  • The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Insulin Regimens

    Dec 12, 2013 | 15 min
    The relationship of insulin regimens to race and ethnicity is a new and growing area of research to better understand and provide clinical care at a personalized level. What are significant differences and approaches to these patients' diabetes management? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Jaime Davidson, as they discuss the need for more clinical trials to better understand the differences of race and ethnicity on the efficacy and safety of commonly-used insulin regimens.
  • Can A Whole Grain Diet Help Manage Diabetes?

    Sep 23, 2013 | 14 min
    Whole grains have the potential to lower cholesterol as well as help manage blood glucose levels. What is the advantage of a whole grain diet in the management of diabetes? Join guest host registered dietitian Janice Baker and her guest, certified diabetes educator Lorena Drago, as they discuss the myths and facts of a whole grain diet in the management of diabetes.
  • New Experimental Treatments for Diabetic Wounds

    Sep 10, 2012 | 16 min
    Experimental approaches, including the suppression of certain immune cells to speed difficult wounds, may lead healthcare professionals to advances in the treatment of diabetic wounds. What are the therapeutic strategies and implications for our patients with diabetes? Join guest host Dr. Timothy Bailey and his guest, director of research at the Burn and Shock Trauma Institute at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Elizabeth Kovacs, as they discuss the latest research in suppressing certain immune cells to speed healing of slow-to-heal wounds.
  • Optimizing Athletic Performance in Type 1 Diabetes

    Aug 27, 2012 | 15 min
    Patients living with type 1 diabetes who are involved in athletics present particular challenges to approaching to their management, medication regimen and nutrition. How can healthcare professionals help their type 1 athletes optimize their performance and manage their diabetes? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, director of research at TeamType1, Dr. Juan Frias, as they discuss restrictions, research, monitoring and adjusting insulin therapy for endurance type 1 athletes.
  • The Key to Successful Adherence to Diabetes Drug Regimens

    Aug 13, 2012 | 15 min
    Medication adherence is one of the most challenging aspects of managing patients with diabetes. The majority of diabetes patients taking more than one oral agent do not adhere to their prescribed regimens. What is the key to successful adherence to drug regimens in patients living with diabetes? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, associate professor of clinical pharmacy at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Candis Morello, as they discuss results from a recent study on medication adherence for patients living with diabetes.
  • Immune Interventions for Type 1 Diabetes

    Apr 16, 2012 | 15 min
    Can immune intervention stop the disease process of type 1 diabetes? Join host Dr. Steven Edelman and his guest, professor of medicine, pediatrics and psychology at the University of Miami, Dr. Jay Skyler, as they discuss the diagnosis, screening, testing and current immunotherapy research for the prevention and intervention of type 1 diabetes.
  • What Do Young Doctors Know About Diabetes Management?

    Nov 21, 2011 | 16 min
    A new study suggests newly trained physicians may not be adequately prepared to treat patients with diabetes. Host Dr. Steven Edelman, talks with Dr. Stephen Ponder, pediatric endocrinologist at Texas A&M, with 27 years of professional experience in the management of children with diabetes, about the implications for the next generation of patients and Dr. Ponder's recommendations for a mentoring system to provide additional training to young physicians.

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