Videos prepared by Steven Liang (BHSc), Tegan O’Brien (Arts and Science), Darren Liu (BHSc), Vitheya Thanabalan (Life Sciences)
Type 2 diabetes has become a pandemic and is showing no signs of slowing down. Today, the estimated worldwide prevalence of type 1 and 2 diabetes is close to 300 million. This number is predicted to rise to 439 million by 2030, with type 2 diabetes accounting for about 90% of these cases. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are often told by their doctors that their disease can be effectively managed with healthy eating, regular exercise and blood sugar monitoring. These students have created a series of three videos that simplify the complex disease process of type 2 diabetes in the hopes that better understanding will motivate patients to better manage their disease.
In this video, the students uses animation to show how obesity can increase a person’s risk of getting diabetes by inducing insulin resistance.
– Understand the disease mechanisms underlying type 2 diabetes
– Understand the link between obesity and insulin resistance
– Understand the negative impacts of high blood glucose
– Learn why it is so important to effectively manage Type 2 diabetes
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Obesity is on the rise in the US. What is the connection between this disease and type 2 diabetes? Dr. Alan Saltiel joins host Dr. David Granet to examine the link between weight and diabetes, how our metabolism can influence our health, the role evolution plays, and where current research is trending. Recorded on 10/23/2015. Series: “Health Matters” [2/2016] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30155]