Ep 1: What Is Diabetes?

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Podcast

Ep 1: What Is Diabetes?

February 3, 2024

Ep 1: What Is Diabetes?

Welcome to the first episode of the Preventing Type 2 Diabetes podcast, where we will dive into the world of diabetes, its causes, and how to prevent it. In this episode, we will explore the different types of diabetes, including type 1 and type 2, as well as the lesser-known condition called prediabetes. 

With staggering statistics indicating that millions of people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, it’s crucial to understand the importance of prevention. We will discuss the prevalence of undiagnosed cases and the alarming number of individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But fear not, because we will also uncover the steps you can take to manage your blood sugar, stay healthy, and even prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes and resources like diabetes prevention programs. Throughout the series, you’ll hear from real people who have taken charge of their health and turned their lives around. 

Join our host, Dr. BCW, board-certified family medicine physician, as we embark on this journey to educate and empower you in preventing type 2 diabetes.

00:00 Welcome to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

02:03 Introducing the host, Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell

03:18 What is diabetes?

04:05 What is glucose?

04:18 What is insulin?

05:52 What are the types of diabetes?

06:43 What is type 2 diabetes?

07:14 What are the risk factors?

08:24 What is ‘prediabetes’?

09:49 What causes prediabetes?

11:06 Are some people more likely to develop diabetes?

14:09 Preview of episode 2

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