Pediatric endocrinologist Roberto Izquierdo presents ‘adrenal insufficiency 101′ — what are the adrenal glands, who does this condition affect, how do you know you have it, and what happens during emergencies of illness or injury. He will explain why corticosteroids are kept on hand for people who have this condition.
Dr. Paula Trief contends that good communication is the key to living with someone who has diabetes. She explains the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, new technologies used to control blood sugar, ways for families to get involved such as healthy meal preparation and when to step in in emergency situations.
Dr. Ruth Weinstock, professor of medicine and medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate, talks about a new breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. She is the principal investigator in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind insulin pump for the U.S. market that addresses hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes.
For more information about the clinical trial (ASPIRE – Automation to Simulate Pancreatic Insulin REsponse) , call 464-9007.
Ruth S Weinstock, MD, PhD: Upstate participates in clinical trial of first-of-its-kind insulin pump[ 0.01 MB ]Play Now | Download
Pediatric endocrinologist Roberto Izquierdo talks about thyroid cancer – the fastest growing cancer in women – and the theory that this increase could be related to the use of dental xrays and mammograms.
Beth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.