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Diabetes Canada Podcast
24 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 9
Hormones in the intestine have proven to play an important role in managing type 2 diabetes, as well as regulating growth and function of the beta cell and the intestinal tract. But what does all of that mean for those living with the condition? On this episode Dr. Patricia Brubaker discusses her work with glucagon-like peptides. Dr. Brubaker is a Professor in the department of Physiology at the University of Toronto and a Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology. She is also the 2020 winner of the Diabetes Canada Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to diabetes research.
23 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 8
We know that people of Chinese descent have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but there are many questions about why that is and how the risk could be reduced. On this episode, Dr. Calvin Ke discusses his work studying type 2 diabetes in the Chinese community. Dr. Ke is an endocrinologist and a clinical epidemiologist in Toronto.
21 minutes | May 26, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 7
For people living with diabetes, foot care is essential to avoid complications that can affect mobility, such as amputation. Learning about foot care and having access to care are all important elements of amputation prevention. On today’s episode, Dr. Zaina Albalawi shares tips to help people with diabetes better manage their foot care. Dr. Albalawi is a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University and an endocrinologist in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is also the co-author of the Foot Care chapter in Diabetes Canada’s 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada.
20 minutes | May 12, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 6
One of the major changes that has come with the Covid-19 pandemic is the move towards virtual care. For some, this change has been a good one – allowing them to avoid the barriers that made in-person health care challenging. For others, it has been difficult to adapt. On this episode of the Diabetes Canada Podcast Dr. Ilana Halperin discusses how people with diabetes can make the most of virtual care, and how health care providers can help with that. Dr. Halperin is an endocrinologist at Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto.
16 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 5
Dr. Stephen Kosar is an ophthalmologist in Northern Ontario. In today’s episode, he discusses diabetic retinopathy, including the barriers that people in remote locations face in getting needed screening. He also explains the issues related to eye care screening during COVID-19 and the potential for telemedicine to help improve eye care.
22 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 4
Our podcast host, Krista Lamb, recently released the new book Beyond Banting: From insulin to islet transplants, decoding Canada’s diabetes research superstars. For this week’s episode we’ve turned the tables and invited a diabetes researcher to interview Krista. Dr. Michael Riddell from York University, who has been a frequent guest on the podcast, puts her in the hot seat. Dr. Riddell and some of Canada’s other diabetes researchers, Dr. Alice Cheng, Dr. Peter Senior, and Dr. Bruce Verchere, have all compiled questions about the book for Krista to answer. Krista will be sharing stories from the book at the Diabetes Canada Take Control: Let’s End Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Conference on May 1st. There will be more than 20 experts speaking at the event, as well as a tradeshow section and much more. Listeners to the podcast can attend for just $15 by using the code DCPODCAST when you register. Learn more and register here.
13 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Encore Episode
Joanne Lewis is the Director of Knowledge Management, HCP Education & Outreach at Diabetes Canada. In the encore episode from season 1 she talks about diabetes and nutrition.
16 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 2
For people living with diabetes, kidney disease can be one of the most common complications. Better understanding of your kidney health can help you prevent or delay this complication and live a healthier life with diabetes. Dr. Andrew Advani, an endocrinologist and researcher from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, returns to the show to discuss diabetes and kidney health.
11 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Diabetes 360: Season 5, Episode 1
February is Heart Month. For people living with diabetes, heart disease is one of the most common complications. Dr. Erin Mulvihill is a scientist from the Ottawa Heart Institute whose research tries to better understand this connection in order to improve treatments.
14 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 7
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone, but for some people—in particular older adults—there have been some very specific reasons for concern. Add diabetes into the mix and it all gets even more complicated. Dr. Paula Rochon, the Vice President of Research at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, tell us how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequities among older adults, in particular women, and how she’s hoping to change this trajectory.
17 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 6
Technology often makes our lives easier, but if you live with type 1 diabetes it can also seem really overwhelming. From insulin pumps to CGMs and even do-it-yourself solutions, there are so many new technologies that it’s hard to know how to make the right decision for you. On this episode, Dr. Michael Riddell from York University talks about the latest in technology and type 1 diabetes.
15 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 5
Dr. Elizabeth Stephenson from the University of Toronto and SickKids Hospital explains what research ethics are and why they’re important to those living with diabetes.
21 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 4
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder and experts still aren’t sure what causes it or how to cure it. Finding a way to suppress the progress of autoimmune disorders without compromising the immune system is a puzzle researchers around the world are hoping to solve. Dr. Pere Santamaria from the University of Calgary, whose research looks at autoimmune disorders and, specifically, type 1 diabetes, is hoping to crack that code.
17 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 3
In August, Canada’s new Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity in Adults were released. These guidelines provide information to help health care professionals support those living with obesity. Dr. Sean Wharton was one of the lead authors on the new guidelines. On this episode he talks about what has changed and why these guidelines are important for those with diabetes. You can find the new Obesity Guidelines here: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/
18 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 2
Information on COVID-19 and diabetes changes all the time. Dr. Alice Cheng shares the latest updates on this topic, and gives a sneak peek of her upcoming presentation at the 2020 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference.
26 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 4, Episode 1
Dr. Michael Vallis is a leading expert on diabetes and mental health. On this episode he discusses diabetes distress, including what it is and how can patients and health care providers can work together to prevent it. Discover ways to discuss emotional well-being with your health care provider and support emotional wellness while living a healthy life with diabetes.
16 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 3, Episode 15
Can your dog have a positive impact on your health? Dr. Caroline Kramer from Mount Sinai Hospital recently released the results of her study, “What A Good Boy” and it’s good news for dog owners, showing that your canine companion might actually be having a positive impact on your heart and your health.
20 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 3, Episode 14
Dr. Paul Oh discusses the importance of exercise when you live with type 2 diabetes. He provides simple steps to incorporate exercise into your life, including finding the type of exercise that will work best for you. Dr. Oh is the Medical Director, GoodLife Fitness Chair and a Senior Scientist in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
17 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 3, Episode 13
Taylor Morriseau is a PhD candidate studying the molecular mechanisms underlying youth-onset type 2 diabetes at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Her work looks at the possibility that a traditional diet may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in Indigenous youth. She is also a passionate advocate and role model for Indigenous youth.
22 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Diabetes 360: Season 3, Episode 12
Dr. Gary Lewis from the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre discusses his work on diabetes and heart health and the importance of patient-oriented research. Dr. Lewis is an award-winning scientist who does diabetes and cardiology research, but his passion for patient involvement has led him to a leadership role with Diabetes Action Canada.
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