November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. At a time when one in 10 Americans lives with diabetes and one in three adults lives with prediabetes, and with diabetes as one of the top risk factors for severe COVID-19, education about this metabolic disease is critically important.
The Scope, a podcast produced by University of Utah Health, often tackles issues related to diabetes. Find their diabetes episodes here.
Listen to experts discuss diabetes prevention and treatment in these episodes:
Jul 11, 2017—The biggest health epidemic in the United States right now is pre-diabetes. Forty percent of Americans are pre-diabetic and don’t even know it. On today’s Health Minute, diabetes expert Tim Graham explains pre-diabetes and how you can work to prevent it. … Read More
Jun 23, 2017—Peer-based support groups have been successful for a multitude of conditions and afflictions. These communities provide support, advice, and experience to help with everything from addiction to chronic pain to managing diabetes. But could the same benefits be seen on the web? Michelle Litchman, a di … Read More
Nov 8, 2016—For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Scott Summers, chair of nutrition and integrative physiology, and Bhagirath Chaurasia, assistant professor at the University of Utah College of H … Read More
Jul 29, 2016—Every year, 13,000 children in the US are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, while more than 1 million kids and adults deal with it every day in our nation. There is no prevention for type 1 diabetes, so if your child is diagnosed with the disease, it’s important to understand it is not your fault. P … Read More
Jul 11, 2016—You’ve probably heard the old wives’ tale, “don’t let your child eat sugar, or they’ll get diabetes.” Is this true? Is it true that there is a cure for diabetes? Access to the Internet has created an explosion in information available to people, but it can be hard to tell what is true, a … Read More
Dec 18, 2015—If you have diabetes, one of the common problems is either frequent urination or the feeling that you always have to go to the bathroom. It’s so common for diabetics that this symptom is an indication to doctors that you might have the disease. Young or old, diagnosed or not, if you have urinary p … Read More
Oct 21, 2015—Research shows that regular exercise is probably the most helpful thing you can do to absorb insulin and control your diabetes. It can also help prevent your pre-diabetes from worsening. Tim Graham is an endocrinologist and medical director of the Diabetes and Metabolism clinic at the University … Read More
Oct 1, 2015—How do you know when your diabetes requires the help of a specialist? Tim Graham is a diabetes expert and he says he wouldn’t want patients to pay more to see a specialist if it’s not going to benefit them. He talks about when you should see a specialist based on your blood sugar levels and … Read More
Mar 12, 2015—A hundred years ago, was society as obsessed with sugar as we are now? The amount of sugar we consume has been linked to all sorts of health problems such as diabetes. Health educator Ashley Quadros talks about the evolution of the food industry and sugar in the human diet. She also gives pointers a … Read More
Jan 24, 2014There are 26 million Americans with diabetes, and nearly 80 million with pre-diabetes. Though pre-diabetes may sound relatively harmless, it’s not. Patients with the condition are at risk for developing not only diabetes, but also heart disease and stroke. Timothy Graham, Director of the Unive … Read More