A healthy diet complete with plenty of fruits and vegetables is an important contributor to reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. It is also protective against many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
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Diabetes 101: When the Beta Cells Go Rogue + Living With Type 1 Diabetes + Indigenous Health and Wellness in Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes causes and treatments, receiving a T1D diagnosis in early adulthood, & factors that influence the health of Indigenous peoples. Presented by Dr. Daniel Metzger, Endocrinologist, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Ramya Hosak, Co-founder & Executive Director, Young and Type 1. | Taylor Morriseau, Graduate Student, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. | Watch here.
History of Insulin Discovery and Insulin Targets + The Pancreatic Beta Cells in Diabetes: Over-Worked and Under Attack
The history of diabetes research and insulin, effects of insulin on the body, beta cells and why they are important for blood glucose control, and how and why we get diabetes if beta cells stop working or die. Presented by Dr. Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, Research Associate, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Dr. Dan S. Luciani, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. | Watch here.
Re-shaping Immunity in Diabetes + Islet Transplantation in Diabetes
Explore how the immune system is involved in the development of type 1 diabetes and delve into the world of pancreatic islet transplantation. Presented by Dr. Megan Levings, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Bruce Verchere, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine & Department of Surgery, UBC. | Watch here.
The Role of Nutrition in Treating Diabetes + Stem Cells for Type 1 Diabetes
The risks & benefits of low carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes & stem cell therapy for treating millions of patients with diabetes. Presented by Dr. Angela Devlin, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. | Dr. Tim Kieffer, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar; Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Watch here.