Mon, 28 March 2016
On today's show, it’s all about the impact of Diabetes on the Hispanic- Latino community. To help us with this important topic, we welcome Dr. Felipe Gomez.
Dr. Gomez is a physician with well over 40 years experience in medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in McAllen, Texas. He is passionate about all things medical, but especially issues that affect the Hispanic-Latino population.
He has seen first-hand the ravages of Diabetes upon the Hispanic-Latino population. This makes him extremely passionate, as he practices in a very large Hispanic-Latino area within the United States. He has extensive knowledge on what needs to be done to fight the war on Diabetes. As a physician, and a member of the Hispanic-Latino community, Dr. Gomez takes great care of this at-risk population.
DiabetesPowerShow is hosted by: Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moor, and Chris Daniel.
Thu, 24 March 2016
On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE.
Dr. Polonsky shares his wisdom on dealing with Diabetes Burnout and the emotional aspects of Diabetes.
An active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes, Dr. Polonsky has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, Diabetes Forecast, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health. His most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, blood glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes, physician and patient attitudes towards insulin and oral medications, group-based behavior change programs, the influence of continuous glucose monitoring on quality of life, and emotional and behavioral responses to the diagnosis of diabetes.
Sat, 12 March 2016
On today's DiabetesPowerShow, We welcome the Leavitt family. The entire family was in studio to share their Diabetes journey...times two. Lots of laughter and lots of tears. A fun time was had by all.
About the Leavitt Family
Jason and Michelle have been married for 18 years, and have three children; Jace the oldest son is 16, Erick the middle son is 13, and the youngest is daughter Oaklie who is 11. Their diabetic journey started in November 2011, when Michelle took Erick to the doctor, for what she believed was a urinary tract infection, due to frequent urination. Erick was diagnosed with T1D, which opened up a whole world the family knew nothing about. Over the next couple of years, the family worked to control Erick’s blood sugars, while learning all they could about T1D. This led them to become very involved with the JDRF.
Almost exactly three years later, in November of 2014, their daughter, Oaklie, was also diagnosed with T1D, after exhibiting similar signs to what Erick had shown. Although mentally and emotionally difficult to comprehend having another T1D, they were confident in maintaining a healthy and normal life for now two of their children. The Leavitts have taken a positive outlook, and learned to embrace their new life of living with T1D. They continue to be involved with the JDRF, as both Erick and Oaklie are Youth Ambassadors for the organization, as well as participating in the One Walk yearly.
This year, both Jason and Erick will be participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure in Tucson, Arizona, which is a 104 mile bike ride to support T1D.
Upon learning that Oaklie was also T1D, one of the changes that had to be made was their walk team name, which up to that point was Team diabErick. A party was held with all of their walk team supporters, as a kick off to introduce the new team name.
Mon, 7 March 2016
On today's DiabetesPowerShow, Charlie Cherry, Chris Moore, Theresa Moore, and Chris Daniel welcome Patrick Sheehan.
Patrick is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where he focused his studies on Biomedical Engineering. From a young age, Patrick’s father, Dr. Peter Sheehan, a pioneer of T2D prevention and management, actively engaged him in his work in addressing the crisis relating to diabetes, its complications, and obesity. While finishing up his third year of college, his father’s sudden passing sparked his dedication to continue his father’s legacy, by co-founding the Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation. Working alongside his mother and many of his father’s former colleagues, Patrick is passionate about promoting his father’s philosophy, that prevention is the best approach to curbing the diabetes epidemic.
Short bio about PSDCF: http://www.psdcfoundation.org
The Peter Sheehan Diabetes Care Foundation seeks to reduce the incidence of T2D, while improving the lives of those already afflicted with the disease. We seek to improve T2D care and prevention for at-risk populations, educate communities to prevent the onset of T2D and the complications, and organize forums for scientific ideas exchange to further the understanding of T2D. PSDCF is passionate about taking on the global T2D epidemic, by empowering communities with the necessary tools to manage and improve their health.
Our current activities:
• Sheehan Population Health Initiative:
• Cuba Scientific Exchange Program: March 29-April 3rd, 2016
• Diabetes Prevention Education
• Inaugural Diabetes Complications: Prevention & Management Conference in NYC on August 5-6, 2016
• 15th annual Wound Healing: Science & Industry Conference in Puerto Rico in February 2017 (my father founded the conference in 1999)