Featured Videos - Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes 2015-02-28T23:04:53Z http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 TuDiabetes Live interview with Dr. Ryan Fiorini, Perle Bioscience tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2015-02-18:583967:Video:3627300 2015-02-18T22:21:32.445Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-dr-ryan-fiorini-perle-bioscience"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRzNvlNmVQNRoi*W7CnIrdB*hklIJZZ6Y4W6QD8yhvDSxg2pAWZBQREBXgt3xKOYfr*80Y2vgHmLOX6iVORaOBxF/1111863409.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Founded in 2013 by Dr. Claresa Levetan, Perle Bioscience is dedicated to finding original treatments for type 1 diabetes with the ultimate goal of eliminating the disease all together. Perle has discovered novel human beta regeneration peptides for which has been issued “composition of matter” patents. Perle’s total IP portfolio comprises 12 issued… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-dr-ryan-fiorini-perle-bioscience"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRzNvlNmVQNRoi*W7CnIrdB*hklIJZZ6Y4W6QD8yhvDSxg2pAWZBQREBXgt3xKOYfr*80Y2vgHmLOX6iVORaOBxF/1111863409.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Founded in 2013 by Dr. Claresa Levetan, Perle Bioscience is dedicated to finding original treatments for type 1 diabetes with the ultimate goal of eliminating the disease all together. Perle has discovered novel human beta regeneration peptides for which has been issued “composition of matter” patents. Perle’s total IP portfolio comprises 12 issued and pending patents all in the diabetes space. Perle’s intellectual property is established around the In Vivo use of proton pump inhibitors combined with immune tolerance agents, with the ultimate goal of eliminating any injections for the patients. To learn more, please visit us at <a href="http://www.PerleBioscience.com">www.PerleBioscience.com</a>.<br /> Dr. Fiorini received his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston in 2005. He later received his M.B.A. from the Citadel in 2007 and a Masters of Hospital Administration (M.H.A.) from the Medical University in 2008.<br /> In 2010, Dr. Fiorini founded Immunologix, Inc. a company built on a specialized platform that transformed naïve human B-cells to produce 100% human monoclonal antibodies against multiple target antigens. From the company’s commencement in September 2009 through its acquisition by Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) in October 2011, he served as the Founder and Chief Operating Officer. After the acquisition by Intrexon, he served as the Vice President of Antibody Development until transitioning into the role of Vice President of Therapeutics Business Development working directly under Intrexon CEO, Randal J. (R.J.) Kirk.<br /> Dr. Fiorini left Intrexon in April 2013 to spend more time looking for “the next” start-up opportunity, building his biotech consulting company and spending time with his family. Dr. Fiorini joined Perle Bioscience as President and CEO in February 2014. TuDiabetes Live Interview: Michelle Litchman - Peer Health in the Diabetes Online Community tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2015-02-18:583967:Video:3627521 2015-02-18T22:18:13.134Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-michelle-litchman-peer-health-in-the"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRyy3JwxP1UjidbI-FB-DNLff8VykOw5IoCpSLr0368gYszfRsR-jxy5qn*7XMgOOWDYA35MPRK0ii11nYLTbNRm/1111863018.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Join us as we interview Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner about the research she has done about the diabetes online community.<br></br> About Michelle: Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in diabetes care at Wasatch Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City,… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-michelle-litchman-peer-health-in-the"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRyy3JwxP1UjidbI-FB-DNLff8VykOw5IoCpSLr0368gYszfRsR-jxy5qn*7XMgOOWDYA35MPRK0ii11nYLTbNRm/1111863018.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Join us as we interview Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC and board certified Family Nurse Practitioner about the research she has done about the diabetes online community.<br /> About Michelle: Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in diabetes care at Wasatch Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a unique practice in which she sees patients 1) in the clinic for one-on-one and group visits; and 2) in the home for older adults and mentally ill individuals who have difficulty getting to the clinic. She is an advocate for diabetes related technology and peer support for chronic disease management. Through her PhD studies at the University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, she researched the role of the Diabetes Online Community among individuals with diabetes. She is a co-founder of the Diabetes Mixer, a social networking event for young adults with type 1 diabetes and founded the Fakebetes Challenge in which healthcare poviders were paired with individuals with diabetes to better understand the experience of living with diabetes. Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2015-02-18:583967:Video:3627463 2015-02-18T22:11:36.575Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/live-interview-with-gary-scheiner-cde"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRzRpV5NxpWgiC4m3R-hDDYZx5IUPO0w4MI5nomWeFWF70Eq1a5zcUZNQhh0qFskSL4kjyH*JWnanz4UMd9Huhr2/1111862213.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist. He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise &amp; Sports Association, American Diabetes… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/live-interview-with-gary-scheiner-cde"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wdDZeipuIRzRpV5NxpWgiC4m3R-hDDYZx5IUPO0w4MI5nomWeFWF70Eq1a5zcUZNQhh0qFskSL4kjyH*JWnanz4UMd9Huhr2/1111862213.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist. He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise &amp; Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes camps; and serves on the faculty of Children With Diabetes. Gary teaches and art and science of blood-glucose balancing to people with diabetes throughout the world from his private practice, Integrated Diabetes Services as well as through his online school of higher learning for insulin users, Type 1 University. TuDiabetes Live interview with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, creator of The Diabetes Unconference tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2015-02-06:583967:Video:3621154 2015-02-06T20:21:43.907Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-christel-marchand-aprigliano"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xa7rDnAgaa5cDmtZCle43gK7arNbYAPKAO86gerIvg9aG4-SL1PsznOr8GLmgM6iPiOFBDmCDGQrtLlLQFD5lgBMQ*ThD2WY/1110084608.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>We'll talk with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, founder of The Diabetes UnConference, which will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas from March 13-15, 2015.<br></br> The Diabetes UnConference follows the “unconference” concept of peer-to-peer idea exchange made popular by the tech community. The actual agenda is set the first morning of the conference, drawing… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-christel-marchand-aprigliano"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xa7rDnAgaa5cDmtZCle43gK7arNbYAPKAO86gerIvg9aG4-SL1PsznOr8GLmgM6iPiOFBDmCDGQrtLlLQFD5lgBMQ*ThD2WY/1110084608.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />We'll talk with Christel Marchand Aprigliano, founder of The Diabetes UnConference, which will be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas from March 13-15, 2015.<br /> The Diabetes UnConference follows the “unconference” concept of peer-to-peer idea exchange made popular by the tech community. The actual agenda is set the first morning of the conference, drawing from the needs and desires of the attendees and discussions will focus on the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes.<br /> An “unconference” allows participants to create and moderate the agenda, allowing for a wide variety of topics and viewpoints that might never be covered in a traditional conference. Using various sharing methods that focus on drawing out responses from all attendees, those in the room learn from each other in a peer to peer environment.<br /> This conference welcomes all adults with diabetes.Those with diabetes, regardless of type (Type 1, Type 2, LADA) all have thoughts and feelings about living well with diabetes. All of us have fears about complications. All of us have ideas about how to live well with diabetes. All of us want to feel good about ourselves and stay healthy. None of our pancreases work like they should. Diabetes is diabetes. We can all learn from each other.<br /> Register to attend The Diabetes UnConference!<br /> <br /> Diagnosed at twelve with Type 1 diabetes, Christel works with other prominent advocates to heighten public awareness and create meaningful positive changes in the diabetes community. She devotes her efforts to many diabetes advocacy avenues, including: Strip Safely, a grassroots advocacy program for blood glucose meter accuracy; The Diabetes Collective, Inc., which produces The DiabetesUnConference; and Diabetes Advocates, a program of the Diabetes Hands Foundation. You can find her thoughts on life with diabetes as a lifestyle columnist at dlife.com, as a contributor at A Sweet Life, and on her personal blog, <a href="http://www.theperfectd.com">www.theperfectd.com</a>. TuDiabetes Live interview with Sarah Howard: environmental factors and diabetes tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2015-02-06:583967:Video:3621203 2015-02-06T20:17:46.043Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-sarah-howard-environmental-factors"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xa7rDnAgaa4MMVEzsKVHXKp-ZFUbL45eux26X9U6xWuP4ej73QO0ZEEoTUb2i4XRwNxAGMj8OL1FuXOsbgQ2PCmvAVn-dspj/1110084148.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>At age 32, while pregnant with my oldest child, I failed a glucose tolerance test. My blood glucose was so high that the nurse asked me, "Why aren't you in a coma?" I felt like I should have been. I had none of the risk factors for gestational diabetes, and my blood glucose level was a perfect 90 a month before the pregnancy. But I required… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-sarah-howard-environmental-factors"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xa7rDnAgaa4MMVEzsKVHXKp-ZFUbL45eux26X9U6xWuP4ej73QO0ZEEoTUb2i4XRwNxAGMj8OL1FuXOsbgQ2PCmvAVn-dspj/1110084148.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />At age 32, while pregnant with my oldest child, I failed a glucose tolerance test. My blood glucose was so high that the nurse asked me, "Why aren't you in a coma?" I felt like I should have been. I had none of the risk factors for gestational diabetes, and my blood glucose level was a perfect 90 a month before the pregnancy. But I required insulin, and the nurse told me I needed to inject it into my (very pregnant, very large) abdomen. This, it turns out, was flawed advice. But I will never forget giving myself that first shot of insulin, in tears, with my husband out of town. I couldn't get all the air bubbles out of the syringe; would they kill me? How did the doctor know that 10 units wasn't too much? Would I wake up in the morning? What if the needle punctured my uterus?<br /> <br /> Six weeks after my (large, but healthy) baby was born, I failed another glucose tolerance test. The doctor said I had type 2 diabetes, and if I lost the weight I had gained while pregnant, it might improve. I lost weight-- I'd do anything to avoid those needles-- and my blood glucose went even higher. He tested me for autoantibodies, and the test was positive. I had type 1 diabetes. (Maybe someone will diagnose me with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)-- then I will have been diagnosed with four different types of diabetes, quite possibly a world record).<br /> <br /> Seven years later, for the first time, I was happy that I had diabetes, of whatever type. My second child, at 23 months of age, was showing some symptoms of diabetes. My husband suggested checking his blood sugar, but I couldn't bear to prick his little finger. After a week, we finally checked his blood sugar-- "HI." We went straight to the ER-- "critically high." It was almost 800. Thankfully I had seven years of practice dealing with this disease. He was on a pump within a month of diagnosis, and shortly after that a continuous glucose monitor.<br /> I wondered, is there anything I can possibly do to prevent my older child from getting diabetes? He must be at some genetic risk, with two immediate family members who have type 1. I had heard that the incidence of type 1 diabetes was going up-- was it really? Why? What causes type 1 diabetes? And then I discovered PubMed, where I could read zillions of studies on type 1 diabetes. I took up a new hobby, reading scientific studies. My website, Diabetes and the Environment, summarizes what I have found, and I intend to keep it up to date with new studies as they become available.<br /> <br /> I began this research while sitting with my dad, a noted economist, when he was dying of cancer. He told me he had once heard that his type of cancer might be due to pesticide exposure. He said, "If this is because of something in the air, I'll be p***ed." It's too late for him, but the health effects of environmental chemicals are certainly not limited to their potential role in diabetes. I focused on diabetes due to self-interest, my own interests, and because hardly anyone else was.