December 28, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

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December 28, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

December 27, 2011 ~ Dentist Dr. Paul J. Lawyer talks about Diabetes Healthy Teeth and Gums

Dr. Paul J. Lawyer

Paul graduated in 1989 from Albright College in Reading PA. He received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School in 1994. He then completed a General Practice Residency Program at West Jersey Health System, Camden.( Now Virtua Health System.) He has been in private practice since, as a partner at Atco Family Dentistry P.A. in Atco NJ.

Paul is an attending Dentist at the Residency Program in Camden, and on staff at Virtua in the Dental Department. He is an active member of the Southern (NJ) Dental Society, where he has served as President, as well as the the New Jersey Dental Association, where he represents the Southern (NJ) Dental Society as State Trustee, as well as on the Dental Benefits Committee. He is also a member of the American Dental Association.

In his practice he treats patients from 2 to 92, (some even a little older!), in most phases of dentistry He particularly enjoys cosmetic and restorative treatment.

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December 27, 2011 ~ Dentist Dr. Paul J. Lawyer talks about Diabetes Healthy Teeth and Gums


 

December 21, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

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December 21, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

December 20, 2011 ~ Dr. Lee Yasgur, Ophthalmologist on Diabetes Eye Disease

Dr. Lee Yasgur

Lee Yasgur was born in South Philadelphia, raised in West Oak Lane and East Oak Lane, and graduated from Central High School, class 224.  He  served four tours of duty to Viet Nam with the US Navy amphibious forces, then resumed his education in 1970 at Temple University. Granted his BA Cum Laude, he entered Hahnemann Medical College, spent a year of Internship at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, then entered General Practice in Northeast Philadelphia.  He shortly entered the Ophthalmology Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.  His Ophthalmic Basic Science curriculum was completed at Stanford University, and his clinical training continued at Hahnemann. With the early goal of helping patients live enhanced lives without the fear of blindness, he set up the first eye diagnostic and laser treatment center in South Jersey, incorporating the services of many ophthalmologists from around the region.  This provided a centralized service for equipment rarely found in outlying communities in1983, such as Argon and Yag lasers, fundus photography with fluorescein angiography, A and B scan ultrasonography.

Personal experiences in combat convinced the veteran to go to college and to enter medical school.  Early exposure to new technology convinced him that ophthalmology had much to offer to every aging member of the community.

Dr. Yasgur lives in South Jersey with his wife Carolyn.  They have raised three children. Ryan is still pursuing advanced education.  Jon lives with wife Jenna and their daughter,  Clementine, in NYC.  Aviva lives with husband John in Kentucky.

Dr. Yasgur was among the first 300 surgeons in the US, in 1988,  to introduce patients to ‘foldable’ intraocular lenses, which allowed offering cataract surgery with no stitching. This technology keeps improving, and allows over two million cataract patients each year in the US to recover clear vision.

Patients with wet macular degeneration used to go blind, and even with the laser treatments of the past, the blindness was held back by only several months.  With the new medication treatments, almost no eyes go blind from this disease, although the treatment requires many visits each year for two years or even longer.  Dr Yasgur has been offering these treatments since 2006.

The blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy is not relegated to the past.  It still happens.  But with the modern laser  and medication treatments, it is now rare to see an eye go blind from diabetic retinopathy or maculopathy.  Dr Yasgur attributes that mostly to the wonderful medical care today’s diabetics receive.  Ever since Hemoglobin A1C has been routinely measured, patients whose A1C is kept below 7.2  [which is still a high number] have much less retinal damage from diabetes .  The older generation eye examination tools and cameras for photography could not capture with high reliability the presence of the early stages of diabetic retinopathy.  Now, in the digital age of photography, high megapixel cameras are in use to photograph the inside of the eye, and photographic filters are utilized within the digital equipment, to enhance the presence of microscopic blood vessel leaks. With this early information from the eye doctor, the patient and the family doctor can be made aware the eye is suffering damage, and the treatment goals may need to be adjusted for more rigid compliance for blood sugar, blood pressure, renal function, etc.

For patients with glaucoma, the treatments of the past including many irritating eyedrops , most with uncomfortable or even dangerous side effects.  If those medications failed, the option for treatment was having a hole cut in the eye with a thin tissue protection layer.  25% had nasty complications. and 50% of those operations failed by 5 years.  Recently, newer lasers have made it possible to minimize the use of the medication , these lasers offer repeatable sessions when needed.  They are not painful, for over 95%.  In the event the new laser treatments fail, the new surgical procedures involve only a pin-hole where the old procedures involved a large hole: thus the eyes do not suffer the same incidence of complications.  Newer medications are also available with less irritation and burning and blurring.

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December 20, 2011 ~ Dr. Lee Yasgur, Ophthalmologist on Diabetes Eye Disease

 

December 14, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

 

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December 13, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

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December 13, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

December 7, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

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December 7, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

December 6, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® On The Use of Cholesterol Agents to Reverse Arterial Plaguing

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

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December 6, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® On The Use of Cholesterol Agents to Reverse Arterial Plaguing

 


November 30, 2011 ~ Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, Yale University School of Medicine on “Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry

Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also Associate Director of the Yale Diabetes-Endocrinology Research Center and Associate Director of the Yale Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Shulman completed his undergraduate studies in biophysics at the University of Michigan, and he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University. Following internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, he did an endocrinology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and additional postdoctoral work in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He was subsequently recruited back to Yale and has remained there ever since.

Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards including the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Diabetes Care Research Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Novartis Award in Diabetes, the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and the Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award from the American Diabetes Association and the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Shulman has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

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November 30, 2011 ~ Dr. Gerald I. Shulman, Yale University School of Medicine on “Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

November 29, 2011 ~ Dr. Auguste Turnier on Gastroenterology and Diabetes

Dr. Auguste Turnier

Auguste Turnier,MD is a 1986 graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center.  He also served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Turnier and his partner, Melville Ackerman,MD, have practiced general gastroenterology in the South Jersey area for approximately twenty years.  Dr. Turnier is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology.  He is the immediate past president of the West Jersey Medical Society and has had the honor of being named as a “best doc” in a number of South Jersey publications.

Photo Above:  Kitty Castellini & Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr.

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November 29, 2011 ~ Dr. Auguste Turnier on Gastroenterology and Diabetes