On Sunday November 14, 2021; World Diabetes Day, some of the countries top experts in diabetes spoke about a variety of topics concerning the disease. Below are videos of the speakers.
Dr. Bill Polonsky is President of Behavioral Diabetes Institute. He is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
Victor Garber, award-winning actor has lived with type 1 diabetes for close to 60 years. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12 in 1962. Victor is also a member of Beyond Type 1’s leadership council, and works to raise awareness and funds for diabetes research. Victor is also an advocate for Tidepool and shares his experience with DIY Loop, his vision for the future of diabetes technology, and his hope that together, he can help to pave it forward.
Dr. Hirsch received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1984. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Hirsch also was fellowship-trained in endocrinology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Jonathan Lakey has had a long interest and research direction in cell and tissue transplantation with a focus on diabetes and islet transplantation. Dr. Lakey graduated from the University of Alberta (BSc, MSc, Ph.D.) and received post-post-doctoral training in Indianapolis and Seattle before returning to establish his research program at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lakey was also the Director of the Comprehensive Tissue Bank. .