New Approaches to Fighting Type 1 Diabetes is our topic on this weeks show. Alberto Hayek, M.D. is the Scientific Director at San Diego’s Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at UCSD.
The Diabetes Research Connection was set up to bring the brightest minds together to help understand and combat Type 1 Diabetes. This non Profit foundation connects donors with early-career scientists enabling them to perform peer-reviewed, novel research designed to prevent and cure type 1 diabetes, minimize its complications and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.
One of every hundred Americans has type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dr. Alberto Hayek talks with Mark about the millions of children and adults who struggle with this autoimmune disease. Once called Juvenile Diabetes, the condition can also appear in older adults. Yet, funding has decreased for research to prevent, cure, and better manage the disease. Of the funding available, 97% goes to established scientists. Early-career scientists are often the source of radical new ideas but have difficulty-finding money to support them, forcing many to leave the field of diabetes research. Dr. Alberto Hayek and Mark discuss funding for new approaches to fighting the disease..
air date: 10/03/15