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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Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes
Diabetes 101: How our bodies handle sugar, diabetes genes and the types of environments behind diabetes. Presented by Dr. Daniel Metzger, Clinical Investigator, Diabetes, CFRI; Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Pediatric Endocrinologist, BC Children's Hospital. | Dr. David Meyre, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University. | Watch here.
Where Does My Pancreas Come From?
Learn how insulin-producing beta cells are made, find out about the genetics of diabetes, and hear what it's like living with type 1 diabetes. Presented by Dr. Brad Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC; Investigator, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI. | Peter Hurley, MSc Student, Hoffman Lab, CFRI. | Watch here.
Debate: Is Insulin Working Hard or Hardly Working?
We discuss insulin resistance ("the bad boy of metabolism") and the association between excessive insulin and the development of obesity. Presented by Dr. Scott Covey, Senior Instructor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UBC. | Dr. James (Jim) Johnson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Dept. of Surgery, UBC; Founding Member, Diabetes Research Group, Life Sciences Institute. | Watch here.
Beta Cell Suicide and What to Do About It
Presented by Dr. Dan Luciani, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, UBC. | Dr. Bruce Verchere, Head, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI; Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Francis Lynn, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Watch here.
Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Inflammation
Type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, the role of autoimmunity in diabetes, and how islet amyloid damages beta cells. Presented by Ashish Marwaha, Graduate Student, Immunity in Health & Disease, CFRI; Pathology Graduate Program, UBC. | Dr. Megan Levings, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, UBC. | Clara Westwell-Roper, Graduate Student, Diabetes, CFRI; MD/PhD Graduate Program, UBC. | Watch here.