Allie’s Voice About Diabetes

A diabetes podcast about work being done to improve life with diabetes

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Dec 14th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 4:10 pm

Dr. James Brown is a lecturer in aging metabolism at the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, Ashton University. Dr. Brown spoke with me about how intermittent fasting may be a dietary intervention for the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Brown’s work has been featured in the Medscape  article on Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes.

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Nov 9th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 3:25 pm

Researchers have  identified a molecule found in tree frogs as a pharmacolical agent to stimulate the development of insulin-producing cells. This could be a ground-breaking discovery for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fred  Levine speaks with me  about this unorthodox approach to generate insulin-producing cells. This exciting work is being done at Sanford Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford-Burnham.

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Feb 27th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 8:03 pm

Researchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist of Prevention at JDRF, speaks with me about the work being done to better understand and correct the immune vulnerability related to T1D.

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Feb 21st, 2014 by alliebeatty at 3:08 pm

American Diabetes Association grant winner, Dr. Lauren Sparks, is an investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. She tells me about her work to understand the mechanism of exercise in the body and how diabetes can affect the normal response to exercise.

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Feb 14th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 3:29 pm

The "holy grail" of basal insulin analogues would have vast duration, a gently rolling profile, and
natural beauty in delivery. Peglispro is a novel basal insulin analog that may wear the crown. It is being studied for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. David Kendall,  distinguished medical fellow, Lilly Diabetes, speaks about the potential paradigm shifting basal insulin analog that may provide better glucose control and weight loss in people with diabetes.

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Feb 1st, 2014 by alliebeatty at 2:13 pm

Bones are important for support, protection, and mobility of the body. Diabetes can affect the body, including the bones. Dr. Shannon Wallet, Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, speaks with me about her work, funded by the American Diabetes Association, to better understand the mechanism of this impairment in people with diabetes and what can be done to replenish the weakness in diabetic bones.

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Jan 24th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 8:26 pm

People with diabetes are victims of circumstance when it comes to blood glucose testing. To possibly rescue the bloodshed for all people with diabetes, Avner Gal, the CEO of Integrity Applications speaks with me about GlucoTrack, a noninvasive device to measure blood glucose.

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Jan 17th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 6:59 pm

The pain of diabetic neuropathy has yet to be effectively treated with a non-pill therapy. SENSUS Pain Management System is a non-invasive, electrical nerve stimulator designed to alleviate the chronic pain of diabetic neuropathy. We speak with the founder and CEO of NeuroMetrix, Dr. Shai Gozani, about the FDA cleared SENSUS device.

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Jan 10th, 2014 by alliebeatty at 11:11 pm

A Type 1 diabetes cure is conditional on finding a reliable source of islet cells. Stem cells have been mentioned as a potential source but not all stem cells can become insulin-producing cells Researchers have identified that stem cells harvested from the biliary tree have the potential to become insulin-producing cells. Dr. Giancomo Lanzoni, Research Scholar at the Diabetes Research Institute, tells us about this exciting discovery.

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Jan 2nd, 2014 by alliebeatty at 1:33 pm

The common belief of people with Type 1 diabetes is that they cannot produce insulin. Based on the findings in a study out of University of Exeter Medical School, 75% of people with T1D can stimulate insulin production. We speak with Dr. Richard Oram, lead investigator in this thought-provoking study about his findings and what this could mean for our understanding of T1D.

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