Diabetes Care "On Air" Podcast
Diabetes Care "On Air" is the monthly podcast of the American Diabetes Association’s premier clinical research journal Diabetes Care. In each episode, co-hosts Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, and Michael Rickels, MD, MS, interview key authors of editor-selected feature articles and highlight the latest research presented in Diabetes Care. The podcast is intended for diabetes researchers and specialists, endocrinologists, and other health care professionals. Join Alice and Mike as they explore the latest high-impact research and information on diabetes care, treatment, and prevention. Learn more about the journal at Diabetes Care.
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March 3, 2023
Episode Notes and Sources
Welcome to episode no. 4 (March 2023) of Diabetes Care “On Air”—a new and different way to bring the research published in Diabetes Care to life. Join co-hosts Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, and Michael Rickels, MD, MS, as they discuss the latest and greatest content in the March 2023 issue of Diabetes Care.
1:11: The March 2023 cover of Diabetes Care features a stunning self-portrait by Michael Natter, MD. Dr. Natter, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9, is an endocrinologist at NYU Langone Health. Before pursuing his medical degree, he studied visual art at Skidmore College. Dr. Natter shares with Alice how his background in studio art has allowed him to approach medicine through a nontraditional lens. Dr. Natter’s piece on the March 2023 cover is titled “Calloused Fingertips,” and as he explains, it is a self-portrait created through a mosaic of used diabetes test strips. Follow Dr. Natter on Instagram (@mike.natter), Twitter (@mike_natter), and TikTok (@mikenatter).
7:05: Mike interviews Wei Perng, PhD, MPH, of the University of Colorado School of Public Health, lead author of “Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: The Epidemiology of an Awakening.” This Review article, which can be freely accessed at https://doi.org/10.2337/dci22-0046, is one of the editor-selected feature articles in the March 2023 issue of Diabetes Care.
26:40: Alice is joined by Louise L. Stentebjerg, MD, PhD-candidate, of Steno Diabetes Center Odense. Dr. Stentebjerg is the lead author of “Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Increases Glycemic Excursions During Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Prospective Cohort Study,” another editor-selected article appearing in the March 2023 issue and openly accessible at https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1357.
34:25: In the “Diabetes Care Rapid Exchange,” Alice and Mike wrap up the episode by reviewing other interesting articles in the March 2023 issue of Diabetes Care. Studies highlighted in this segment include:
Two-Year Follow-up From the T1GER Study: Continued Off-Therapy Metabolic Improvements in Children and Young Adults With New-Onset T1D Treated With Golimumab and Characterization of Responders. M.R. Rigby et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):561–569. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0908.
Combination of Multiple Low-Risk Lifestyle Behaviors and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. T.A. Khan et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):643–656. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1024.
CGM Metrics Identify Dysglycemic States in Participants From the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study. D.M. Wilson et al. and the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):526–534. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1297.
Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Maternal Risk of Diabetes After Pregnancy. R. Retnakaran et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):587–592. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1786.
Optimization of Albuminuria-Lowering Treatment in Diabetes by Crossover Rotation to Four Different Drug Classes: A Randomized Crossover Trial. V. Rotbain Curovic et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):593–601. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1699.
Glucagon Prescribing and Costs Among U.S. Adults With Diabetes, 2011–2021. J.R. Herges et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(3):620–627. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1564.
February 20, 2023
Episode Notes and Sources
Welcome to episode no. 3 (February 2023) of Diabetes Care “On Air”—a new and different way to bring the research published in Diabetes Care to life.
This special episode of Diabetes Care “On Air” is devoted to the National Clinical Care Commission (NCCC) Report to Congress.
The NCCC was a federal advisory committee charged with leveraging federal policies and programs to more effectively prevent and control diabetes. In January 2022, the NCCC issued its final report to Congress. That transformational report contained 39 specific recommendations, including 3 foundational recommendations, that addressed the necessity of an all-of-government approach to diabetes, health equity, and access to health care.
Diabetes Care is excited to announce that the February 2023 issue features an openly accessible seven-article collection that details the NCCC’s comprehensive recommendations to Congress.
And in this episode of Diabetes Care “On Air,” co-hosts Alice Cheng and Michael Rickels are joined by commission members Dr. Bill Herman, Dr. Dean Schillinger, and Dr. Paul Conlin to learn more about the foundational report and the NCCC’s specific recommendations. (Full NCCC membership can be found here.) In addition, Dr. Neda Laiteerapong, a current associate editor of Diabetes Care, joined the team to discuss the key take-aways of the report for clinicians and health care teams.
We hope this special episode of Diabetes Care “On Air” inspires and motivates you to advocate for the critical recommendations outlined in the NCCC’s foundational report. Thank you for listening!
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Recommendations to Better Leverage Federal Policies and Programs to Prevent and Control Diabetes. W.H. Herman et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):255–261. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1587.
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Background, Methods, and Foundational Recommendations. W.H. Herman et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):e14–e23. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0611.
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Leveraging Federal Policies and Programs for Population-Level Diabetes Prevention and Control: Recommendations From the National Clinical Care Commission. D. Schillinger et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):e24–e38. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1611.
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Leveraging Federal Policies and Programs to Prevent Diabetes in People With Prediabetes. J.M. Boltri et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):e39–e50. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0620.
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Leveraging Federal Policies and Programs to Improve Diabetes Treatment and Reduce Complications.M. Carol Greenlee et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):e51–e59. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0621.
The National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress: Summary and Next Steps. P.R. Conlin et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):e60–e63. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0622.
February 6, 2023
Episode Notes and Sources
Welcome to episode no. 2 (February 2023) of Diabetes Care "On Air"—a new and different way to bring the research published in Diabetes Care to life. Co-hosts Alice Cheng, MD, and Michael Rickels, MD, MS, open by discussing a recently launched initiative to feature artwork created by people with diabetes and/or people affected by diabetes on each cover of Diabetes Care. The February 2023 cover features a powerful image by Jaserah Chowdury. More information about this initiative and Jaserah’s piece can be found in Editor-in-Chief Steven Kahn's editorial in the February issue.
Before launching into this episode’s interviews (see below), Alice and Mike note an important 5-article collection in the February issue on the National Clinical Care Commission Report to Congress on diabetes treatment and prevention. This openly accessible collection will be featured in the next episode of Diabetes Care "On Air", so make sure to check it out in advance. On to the interviews:
At 2:39, Mike interviews Michael W. Schwartz of the University of Washington and James S. Krinsley of Columbia University. Drs. Schwartz and Krinsley are the lead authors of "Brain Glucose Sensing and the Problem of Relative Hypoglycemia." This "Perspectives on Care" article, which can be freely accessed at https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1445, is one of the editor-selected feature articles in the February 2023 issue of Diabetes Care.
At 20:58, Alice is joined by Kamlesh Khunti of the University of Leicester. Dr. Khunti is the lead author of "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ethnic Minority Groups With Diabetes," another "Perspectives" article appearing in the February 2023 issue and openly accessible at https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2495. In the "Diabetes Care Rapid Exchange," at 33:58, Alice and Mike wrap up the episode by reviewing other interesting articles in the February 2023 issue of Diabetes Care. Studies highlighted in this segment are listed below.
Vitamin D Status, Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms, and Risk of Microvascular Complications Among Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study. X. Chen et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):270–277. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0513.
Effectiveness of Nonmydriatic Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Clearsight). S.L. Liu et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):399–407. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0713.
Urine Leucine-Rich α-2 Glycoprotein 1 (LRG1) Predicts the Risk of Progression to End-Stage Kidney Disease in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. J.-J. Liu et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):408–415. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1611.
Dietary Factors and All-Cause Mortality in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prospective Observational Studies. J. Barbaresko et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):469–477. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1018.
Prevalence and Predictors of Household Food Insecurity and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use in Youth and Young Adults With Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. F.S. Malik et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(2):278–285. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0790.
January 3, 2023
Episode Notes and Sources
In this inaugural episode of Diabetes Care "On Air", Alice and Mike are first joined by the new editor of Diabetes Care, Dr. Steven Kahn (1:18). Steven shares his vision for the journal and discusses the new initiatives and features that the journal is launching in early 2023. (See Dr. Kahn’s editorial in the January 2023 issue.)
At 13:39, Alice interviews Nestoras Mathioudakis of Johns Hopkins University, the senior author of "Racial Disparities in Access and Use of Diabetes Technology Among Adult Patients With Type 1 Diabetes in a U.S. Academic Medical Center." This study, which is free to access, is an editor-selected feature article in the January 2023 issue of Diabetes Care.
At 26:45, Mike is joined by Patrik Smidtslund and Lena M. Thorn of the University of Helsinki. Patrik and Lena are the lead and senior authors, respectively, of "Prognosis After First-Ever Myocardial Infarction in Type 1 Diabetes Is Strongly Affected by Chronic Kidney Disease." This study is also free to access and is an editor-selected feature article in the January 2023 issue of Diabetes Care.
In the "Diabetes Care Rapid Exchange,” at 37:35, Alice and Mike wrap up the episode by discussing some of the other learnings in the January 2023 issue of Diabetes Care. Studies highlighted in this (and all) segments are listed under Sources below.
Deficits and Disparities in Early Uptake of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists and SGLT2i Among Medicare-Insured Adults Following a New Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease or Heart Failure. SJ Cromer et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):65–74. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0383.
Etiology, Epidemiology, and Disparities in the Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (Review Article). K. McDermott et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):209–221. https://doi.org/10.2337/dci22-0043.
Sustained Low Income, Income Changes, and Risk of All-Cause Mortality in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. H. Seok Lee et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):92–100. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2305.
Gestational Glucose Intolerance and Risk of Future Diabetes. DJ Selen et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):83–91. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-1390.
Low-Dose Empagliflozin as Adjunct to Hybrid Closed-Loop Insulin Therapy in Adults With Suboptimally Controlled Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Controlled Trial. M-R Pasqua et al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):165–172. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0490.
Long-term Weight Training and Mortality in U.S. Male Health Professionals With and Without Type 2 Diabetes. D. Hoon Lee at al. Diabetes Care 2023;46(1):138–148. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2420.
About the Hosts
Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, is an Endocrinologist at Trillium Health Partners and Unity Health Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She has been involved with the development of the Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines since 2003 and served as Chair for the 2013 version. She is Past-Chair of the Professional Section of Diabetes Canada and is currently Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee for the 2023 and 2024 American Diabetes Association annual scientific meetings. In recognition of her contribution to the diabetes community, she has received the national Charles H. Best Award and the Gerald S. Wong Service Award from Diabetes Canada. She is also the creator of The Med Ed Pledge – an initiative to increase Diversity & Inclusion in continuing medical education (www.theMedEdPledge.com) and the CMEX (Continuing Medical Education eXperts) – a searchable database of health care professionals interested in participating in medical education.
Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS, is an Endocrinologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the
Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He conducts patient-oriented diabetes research that aims at understanding the pathophysiology of various forms of diabetes and the in vivo mechanisms of new diabetes treatments, with a focus on islet function and replacement and glucose counterregulation in type 1 diabetes and pancreatogenic forms of diabetes. Dr. Rickels’ research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health where he has served as a permanent member of the Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity Study Section (2014-2018), and has been recognized by service as Vice-Chair for the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic Network and Registry (2015-2019), as elected councilor for the International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (2015-2021), as Associate Editor of Endocrine Reviews (2015-2018), as a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions Planning Committee (2012-2014; 2020-2022).