Recent Broadcasts

June 20, 2010 ~ “The Diabetes Care Project: A Candid Dialogue with Leading Experts.”

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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 interview Dr. James R. Gavin, clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Luc Vierstraete, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care of North America.

About the DCP

The Diabetes Care Project is a coalition of patient advocates and health partners whose goal is to educate patients, caregivers, health care providers and policymakers on the value of developing personalized management plans for diabetes patients in an effort to improve each patient’s health outcomes and lower costs for the entire health system. Roche Diagnostics and the National Minority Quality Forum are founding partners of the Diabetes Care Project, which is supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Alliance for Aging Research. Project partners are committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing diabetes care and management.

About Dr. Gavin

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD, is clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. He serves as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., He served as president and CEO of MicroIslet, Inc., San Diego, California, maintaining an office base in Atlanta, was president of the Morehouse School of Medicine; served as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and as director of the HHMI-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. He is a past president of the ADA and was voted Clinician of the Year in Diabetes by the ADA in 1991. He was voted a Living Legend in Diabetes in 2009 by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He has served on many advisory boards and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology and the American Journal of Medical Sciences. He is on the board of trustees for Emory University, Livingstone College, and is a trustee emeritus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr Gavin is also chairman emeritus of the National Diabetes Education Program and a past member of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Intramural Research Program of NIDDK at the NIH.”

Photo Above:  Dr. James R. Gavin, MD, PhD.

About Luc Vierstraete

Luc Vierstraete was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care North America in January 2007.  The Diabetes Care business unit provides innovative blood glucose monitoring systems, services and programs to consumers, medical professionals, hospitals and retailers. Luc oversees the business, operational and portfolio excellence of the company’s ACCU-CHEK® brand of products. Vierstraete joined Roche in 1987 at Group Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. From 1987 through 2006 he held key positions as General Manager of Roche Pharmaceuticals in Norway, Thailand and Belgium and General Manager of Roche Diagnostics in Italy. Prior to joining Roche, Vierstraete held sales and marketing positions at Schering-Plough in Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe. Vierstraete earned his master’s degree in European economics at the University of Brussels in Belgium and his master’s degree in economics and commercial sciences at the Business University in Vienna, Austria.

Photo Above:  Mr. Luc Vierstraete

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June 20, 2010 ~ Dr. James R. Gavin from Emory University School of Medicine and Mr. Luc Vierstraete, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Roche Diabetes Care North America.

May 11, 2010 ~ Type 2 Diabetes: A Devastating Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Robert J. Chilton

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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 interview Dr. Robert J. Chilton

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Director, Cardiac Cath Lab

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, Texas

Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACC, FACP, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) and can provide expertise in the cardiovascular world of type 2 diabetes.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Chilton has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has also delivered presentations on cardiology and served as a web master for vascular biology and lipid internet sites and as a reviewer for Diabetes Care, American Journal of Cardiology, and other journals. Dr. Chilton has conducted research in the fields of vascular biology, electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. He has received the outstanding teacher award at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Currently, he is Chairman of the communications committee of the AHA NPAM Council and web master for the Council.

Dr. Chilton completed a medical residency at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK, and a Fellowship in Cardiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology.

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May 11, 2010 ~ T2D: A Devastating Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Robert J. Chilton

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May 9, 2010 ~ Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller, Endocrinologist from Jefferson Medical College

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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 interview Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller from Jefferson Medical College. 

Jeffrey Lynn Miller, MD is Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes with the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. Dr Miller’s current research involves the Cardiovascular Implications of Insulin Resistance Syndrome and is involved in numerous Diabetes Clinical Pharmaceutical Trials.

Dr Miller received his MB, BCh from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1974.  He then interned at the Department of Medicine, Johannesburg General Hospital at the University and was a resident in the Department of Pathology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa.  He then completed Internal Medicine residency followed by Endocrine fellowship at the same institution.He is boarded in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

Among his society memberships are the American Association of Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, and the American Endocrine Society. Dr Miller was on the list of top doctors cited in Philadelphia Magazine in 1999 and top doctors for Women in the 2000 issue. He also has been cited in Who’s Who in the World, 5th edition. Dr Miller has been published extensively throughout his career in such journals as Clinical Endocrinology, American Journal of Medicine, and South African Medical Journal.

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May 9, 2010 ~ Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller, Endocrinologist from Jefferson Medical College

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May 4, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with D-Blogger Kelly Kunik

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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,”  with special guest D-Blogger Kelly Kunik from Diabetesaliciousness

Kelly Kunik

Kelly Kunik, spreading diabetes validation through humor, ownership & advocacy~Kelly is a Diabetes Blogger, Advocate, Writer, Humorist and Expert at living life with Diabetes Consultant.  Author of the  blog, Diabetesaliciousness- which  provides her with a voice, and her readers with a Diabetesalicious perspective. A type 1 diabetic for over 30 years, Kelly comes from a family of Type 1′s, including 2 other siblings (sisters,) her father, two aunts, a cousin, and a nephew. Her unique approach of empowering patients and their families through laughter and knowledge has been called validating, informative, empowering and funny.

Kelly knows first hand the importance that knowledge; Diabetes myth busting, laughter, and exercise play in managing a chronic disease and is passionate about others becoming empowered as well.  She loves the color green, cupcakes, her nieces and nephews and any and all things having to do with the water!

She’s no fan of the Diabetes Police or being a neatnik- though she’s working on the latter!

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May 4, 2010 ~ Kelly Kunik

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May 2, 2010 ~ The Shifting Landscape of T2D with Dr. Matthew Wintle, MRCP, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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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 interview Dr. Matthew Wintle, MRCP from Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Wintle, MRCP (UK)

Director, Research & Development Strategic Relations

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Dr. Wintle graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1997 and gained early clinical experience in clinical pharmacology & toxicology. Combining a career as an international rugby player with training in cardiology, respiratory, general, intensive and acute care medicine he was elected to the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2001. He joined Amylin Pharmaceuticals in 2002 providing physician oversight to all phases of Amylin’s clinical development program with responsibility for drug safety analyses and regulatory submissions. Following the FDA approval of two first-in-class diabetes therapies, BYETTA (exenatide) and SYMLIN (pramlintide) in 2005 he joined Amylin Medical Affairs as Director of Medical Programmes to support their global launch. He established Health Outcomes research at Amylin in 2005, chaired the Amylin-Lilly data analysis team and led many aspects of their late-stage research. His current responsibilities include providing strategic input to Amylin’s Research & Development programs with a lead role for their cardiometabolic research strategy and external communications with health care professionals, managed care, government, and business groups.

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May 2, 2010 ~ The Shifting Landscape of Type 2 Diabetes

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May 25, 2010 ~ Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE ~ Intergrated Diabetes Services, author of “Think Like A Pancreas”

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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 interview Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Intergrated Diabetes Services and author of “Think Like A Pancreas.”

Gary Scheiner  MS, CDE

Gary Scheiner is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Exercise Physiologist who has had Type-1 diabetes for more than 25 years.  He owns and operates Intergrated Diabetes Services, a private practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive blood glucose control for children and adults.  He and his staff of diabetes educators provide consultations throughout the world via phone and internet.

Gary earned a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University.  He received his diabetes training with the Joslin Diabetes Center.  He serves as a Board of Directors Officer for the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association and the faculty of Children With Diabetes.  He is an active volunteer for the ADA, JDRF and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.

Gary has written three books and dozens of articles on various topics in intensive diabetes management.  He has also received several awards for his teaching tools and techniques, and speaks regularly at regional, national and international conferences.

A husband, father of five and avid sports fan, Gary enjoys running, cycling, boxing and basketball, as well as cheering on his Philadelphia sports teams.

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April 25, 2010 ~ Gary Scheiner, Intergrated Diabetes Services

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April 20, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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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.”  

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

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April 20, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum


 

 

April 18, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Endocrinologist Dr. Alan B. Schorr

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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 interview Dr.Alan B. Schorr.

Dr. Alan B. Schorr

Dr. Alan B. Schorr is a specialist in consultative Endocrinology and has been in private practice in the Langhorne, Bucks County area since 1986. He specializes in diseases of the Endocrine and Metabolic systems, with expertise in using state of the art technology (insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring) in the treatment of adults and children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.Dr. Alan B. Schorr completed his residency at Parkview Hospital and his fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.

Dr. Alan B. Schorr is a former President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society, and is the Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Saint Mary Medical Center Dr. Alan B. Schorr has been married for 26 years and has two sons, 24 and 20.  He enjoys going to Flyers games with his children and spending time with his family in his “second home”- Tel Aviv, Israel.

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April 18, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Endocrinologist Dr. Alan B. Schorr

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March 9, 2010 ~ Subway® restaurants, Vitazest® flavored water and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation launch the First Quick Service Restaurant “Diabetes Friendlier Menu, Scoopit!” Now available in Kansas City

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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 interview Jeff Frahm, Subway® restaurants and Ziv Alcalay, Vitazest® water on their new “Diabetes Friendlier Menu, Scoopit

Jeff Frahm

Jeff Frahm was the middle child of a conservative working class family in Ft. Collins, Colorado. At 17 and newly graduated from high school he boldly and courageously loaded all his belongings in his Volkswagen bug and drove across country to Phoenix, Arizona to start his career and future. Through true grit and determination over the next several years Jeff became a leader in his industry. His tried and tested failures did not stop Jeff from achieving his goals. Today as a top developer with a leading restaurant chain company Jeff rubs shoulders on a regular basis with millionaires who daily consult with him for business advice as well as strive to imitate his vision, motivational ability, and professional business approach.

Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Reach for the Stars” has always been Jeff Frahm’s mission statement in life and business. In 1991, at 21 years of age he moved back to Eureka Springs, Arkansas with his new wife to begin his career in Subway as a franchisee with his father. Starting at the “bottom of the food chain” he worked his way to the top of his game and in 2003 was personally recruited by the founder of Subway, Fred Deluca to work directly with him. As a result, he became the North American Development Manager for Subway Corporate overseeing 1000+ Subway restaurants in over 13 territories including Canada. His job in these corporate takeovers was to clean up and restructure teams of people not only on the corporate management level but also to motivate the existing franchisee pool to better perform and increase sales. Jeff has received many accolades for his work and his ability to be a visionary with the follow through it takes to achieve excellence. He is a skillful leader and teacher who inspires and empowers people to set and reach their goals. Several ideas created at these brainstorming sessions are now standard practices within these restaurants.

Changing Mindsets and Developing People to Reach their True Potential

If you were to ask anyone who has worked with Jeff for any period of time you would quickly find out he is a sought after genius in his field. His colleagues would tell you that he has incredible talent they wish they could better tap into and implement. His employees would say they are “loyal to him for life” as he pushes people to realize just how great they can be and doesn’t accept excuses from himself nor those who work for him. His wife of 20 years would tell you he has truly developed into a well-rounded business and family man who pushes through obstacles most people never even try to break through, all this with a positive attitude. His friends would tell you he is a very well respected teacher and great role model for young people.

In 2008 Jeff became self-employed and currently is owner of MOKAN Franchise Development Inc. overseeing Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas Subway franchises. He also continues to be involved in ownership of restaurants that allow him to tap into his love for developing people.

In just 2009 alone Jeff has been asked to speak at multiple seminars and conventions throughout North America, both in the business realm and in his religious affiliation. On a great day for Jeff you would find him doing what he loves the most: speaking in front of large groups of people truly inspiring them to break through their negative mental barriers to become BETTER business entrepreneurs, BETTER parents, BETTER husbands/wives, BETTER people.

Photo Above:  Jeff Frahm ~ Subway® restaurants

Ziv Alcalay

Ziv Alcalay, born in Israel, immigrated as an infant to New York City in 1972 with his parents. Shortly thereafter, the three were joined in the US by Ziv’s father’s family consisting of Ziv’s three uncles and their families.Aside from being a close knit family, they all shared a common goal of pursuing the “American Dream”.  Each of the four brothers was motivated and accustomed to hard work. They viewed America as “The Land of Opportunity”.  It wasn’t long before Ziv’s father and uncles immersed themselves into what was going to become a series of lifelong business partnerships.

These events were to eventually shape Ziv’s values, dreams and life goals. Ziv was exposed to a perfect life balance of family members, who lived together, worked together and celebrated life together. This unique and exciting environment is what fostered Ziv’s fascination with entrepreneurship.

His father recalls that even as a young boy, Ziv would often forgo spending time with friends outdoors in favor of sitting in on business meetings with adults 30 years his senior. By the time Ziv was a teenager; his insider exposure to the family business instilled in him a wealth of business knowledge, well beyond his years. At this point, Ziv had truly come to value both his tight knit family and the family business.

Ziv’s high energy personality, coupled with his ambition for success motivated him to expedite his entry into the professional world. Ziv opted into an early admission business program at New York University at age seventeen and completed his double major degree in Finance and International Business by the age of 20.

During the course of his studies, he worked full time in the family commodity trading business, playing a key role in expanding it from a regional venture to an international enterprise.

Ziv’s enriching childhood experiences taught him that “if there is a will, there is a way!” This motto still guides Ziv in every facet of his life today. His colleagues and peers know that he will not take “no” for an answer once his mind is set.

In his personal life, Ziv is a true family man. He cherishes quality time with his wife of 5 years and three young children.  Ziv has made it a personal goal to pass along to his children the importance of family and the values that he is guided by.  Ziv maintains a very active lifestyle physically, and is considered by many a ‘health nut’. He often preaches to his peers the importance of a healthy body as a compliment to a healthy mind. He takes his good health seriously and considers exercise and overall wellbeing necessities of life rather than luxuries.

As COO and co-creator of VITAZEST Water, Ziv takes pride in marketing a product that truly delivers on the “good- for- you promise”.  This product’s nutritional profile is in line with Ziv’s health beliefs. Furthermore, VITAZEST has been deemed by medical experts a safe and preferred drink option for people diagnosed with diabetes and pre-diabetes. VITAZEST is a contributor to diabetes research through The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. VITAZEST gives back to the community with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for the disease.

Although, always on the move, Ziv is a down to earth individual who enjoys the simple things in life. His hobbies are working with children, playing the guitar, regular exercise and coaching sports. Ziv constantly reminds himself that he is blessed in many ways and never takes any of his blessings for granted.

Photo Above:  Ziv Alcalay ~ Vitazest® Water

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March 9,2010 ~ Subway® restaurants, Vitazest® flavored water and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation launch the First Quick Service Restaurant “Diabetes Friendlier Menu, Scoopit!”  Now available in Kansas City


March 2, 2010 ~ Diabetes Coordinator and Author William “Lee” Dubois

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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 interview William “Lee” DuBois, Diabetes Coordinator and Author.

About the Author:

William “Lee” Dubois is the Diabetes Coordinator of the non-profit Pecos Valley Medical Center in Northern New Mexico where he supervises the diabetes education and health care of over 250 patients. He is a community faculty member for the diabetes specialty program of Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, where he is engaged in teaching community health workers diabetes education skills via tele-medicine. Lee, a Type-1 Diabetic himself, is also the host of Diabetes P.A.L. (Peer Assisted Learning), a state-wide weekly phone-in support and education program for newly diagnosed diabetics sponsored by the Division of Endocrinology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and Project ECHO.

He writes LifeAfterDx, and internet diabetes health column, and is the author the patient hand-books:

The Born-Again Diabetic: the handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (Again)

Taming the Tiger: Your first year with diabetes

Domar al Tigre: Tu primer año con diabetes

And the soon to be released:

Beyond Fingersticks: the Continuous Glucose Monitoring revolution

for diabetes management

[Red Blood Cell Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0-9822257-3-3].

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March 2, 2010  ~  Diabetes Coordinator and Author William “Lee” Dubois





February 23, 2010 ~ Dr. Howard Goldstein, Endocrinologist

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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 interview Dr. Howard Goldstein, Endocrinologist.  

Dr. Howard Goldstein

Dr. Howard Goldstein is a busy endocrinologist at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, N.J., and he has been involved in the practice of Diabetes since completion of his Fellowship in 1965 at The Joslin Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.  He served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was Staff Physician a The Joslin Clinic 1965 to 1977 and President of American Diabetes Association – Massachusetts 1986 to 1988. In 1992 to 1997 he was Chairman, Diabetes Disease State Management Team -HIP OF NEW JERSEY.

Dr. Goldstein was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine 1997 to 2004 at UMDNJ, in New Brunswick, N.J.  He was founding president of the Leadership Council – American Diabetes Association of New Jersey 2001-2003. Dr. Goldstein stays clinically active at his Robert Wood Johnson endocrine office in Hamilton, NJ. He is a member of the consulting staff at The Medical Center at Princeton. He is an avid learner, has a quick dance step, and is a prolific physician educator.

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February 23, 2010 ~ Dr. Howard Goldstein, Endocrinologist

February 16, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Lawrence Wallach, Endocrinologist

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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 interview Dr. Lawrence Wallach, Endocrinologist.

Dr. Lawrence Wallach

Dr. Wallach is presently a clinical endocrinologist practicing in Delaware County, PA., for 35 years.   He is a native New Yorker and graduated Queens College in 1965, where he also briefly taught Biology while on a graduate assistantship.  Dr. Wallach attended Hahnemann Medical College where he received full academic scholarships in his junior and senior year and was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AOA Honor Society in his junior year.

Dr. Wallach interned in San Francisco in 1969-70 and then spent the next two years in the United States Public Health Service (Indian Health Branch) in Winslow, AZ., (where he often stood on the corner).  In 1973, he was a medical resident at the University of Vermont, followed by two years at McGill University Hospitals in Montreal, Canada as a fellow in Endocrinology.

Dr. Wallach has been actively involved in teaching young physicians in his career and holds academic appointments at both Drexel and Temple Universities.  He has sat on the boards of several medical societies and is a past president of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society.

Dr. Wallach is married to Paula for “41 years” and they have four sons and five grandsons.

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February 16, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Lawrence Wallach, Endocrinologist


February 9, 2010 ~ “12 Steps To Better Diabetes Management” with Marc Lichter, editor of Diabetes Health Monitor

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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 interview Marc Lichter, editor of Diabetes Health Monitor Magazine.   

Marc Lichter, Managing/Senior Editor, Health Monitor Network

Marc Lichter brings 30 years of editorial experience to Health Monitor Network, the leading provider of patient-education publications, including Diabetes Health Monitor. Marc has been the lead editor of Diabetes Health Monitor since August 2008, and he’s been instrumental in making the publication ever more useful to those with diabetes. Among his goals has been to raise awareness of the condition by increasing celebrity input, helping everyone realize that diabetes can affect anyone, no matter how rich or famous they might be. Simultaneously, Diabetes Health Monitor stresses the everyday concerns of all those with diabetes in an effort to help them improve their lives from day to day.

Just prior to joining the Health Monitor team, Marc was executive editor at Caring Today, where he brought his expertise and first-hand knowledge regarding how to assist the seriously ill and the family caregivers responsible for their well-being to that company’s print and web products. As the content director for Caring Today, he was responsible for, among other things, the creation of “The Basic Caregiver Guide,” “The Diabetes Caregiver Guide,” “The Caregiver Guide to Respite Care,” and “The COPD Caregiver Guide.” He also authored the popular caregiver blog entitled “The Caring Mind.” Marc was recently named the editor in charge of www.healthmonitor.com, and he is dedicated to making that site more interactive, informative and user-friendly.

Marc, who attended Case Western Reserve University, is the widowed father of one daughter, of whom he is immensely proud.

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“Learning about one’s illness, how to get the most from the patient-doctor relationship, and the need to balance caregiving with one’s own well-being are paramount,” says Health Monitor Network Managing/Senior Editor Marc Lichter. “Having dealt with my loved ones’ serious health issues, I understand the importance of bringing solid information to those facing similar concerns.”

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February 9, 2010 ~ “12 Steps To Better Diabetes Management” with Marc Lichter, editor of Diabetes Health Monitor

 



February 2, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Dr. Paul J. Lawyer, guest co-host

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This week Kitty and  Dr. Fallon  will host their No Sugar Added®  “open forum.”  Dr. Paul J. Lawyer will be guest co-host for Kitty who is attending a “Diabetes Health Screening” at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Fl.  

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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February 2, 2010 ~Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Dr. Paul J. Lawyer, guest co-host.

 



January 26, 2010 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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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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January 19, 2010 ~ Riva Greenberg, Author of “50 Diabetes Myths Than Can Ruin Your Life”

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Riva Greenberg, author of “50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths Than Can Save It and,  The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes.   

Riva Greenberg

Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 37 years, Riva is committed through her research, writing and lectures to help others live an exceptional life, not despite having diabetes but because of it, using diabetes as a catalyst to create a healthier, happier, more meaningful life. Riva is the author of 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It” and “The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes.” Riva has conducted more than 140 interviews with people living with diabetes, family members and diabetes professionals to inform her work and research. Riva travels across the U.S. delivering educational/motivational presentations to fellow patients as a peer-mentor and coaches patients to achieve better health. Riva also writes a blog on her web site, diabetesstories.com.

Experience

Riva is a communications professional with over twenty-five years experience in advertising, marketing, branding and change communication. Riva has provided strategic communications consulting for major corporations, creating motivational health and financial campaigns, and organizational change communications for companies in turn-around.  Her clients have included: Bank of America, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Clarion, Epson, Federal Express, Hitachi, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Kenneth Cole, Kraft/General Foods, MetLife, National Service-Learning Partnership, Pitney Bowes, Pfizer and Sutter Health.

Riva has served as Director of Global Communications for Xceed Worldwide Group, Creative Director for Dentsu, Japan, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies and Creative Supervisor at Compton, Inc, New York City. In 2009 she was an advisor to Roche at their Diabetes Care Social Media Summit.

Awards

Distinctions: first place in the 2008 ‘Inspired by Diabetes Creative Expression competition’ sponsored by Eli Lilly and the International Diabetes Federation; the Gold Quill award from the International Association of Business Communicators; the ACE Award of Excellence for employee-relations communication and the Business Insurance Award of Excellence. Her first book,The ABC of Loving Yourself,” published by Random House, won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year award.

Education

BA, Communication & Art, Magna cum Laude, SUNY at Buffalo. Riva has lived and worked in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney.

AFFILIATIONS

Riva serves on the Advisory Board of Mount Sinai’s and Methodist Hospital’s Diabetes Center in New York City and the editorial committee of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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January 19, 2010 ~  Riva Greenberg, Author of “50 Diabetes Myths Than Can Ruin Your Life”

January 12, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Louis C. Hanel on diabetes management .  

Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

Dr Louis C Haenel, IV, DO grew up in Cherry Hill and attended CH East HS.  He attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA where he majored in biology and minored in athletic training.  While at Ursinus, he captained both the football & track teams. He graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his internship and residency at UMDNJ-SOM/ Kennedy Memorial Hospital system.  He completed his Endocrine fellowship training in diabetes, metabolism, and medical genetics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

After completion of his medical training, Dr Haenel went on to join his father Dr Louis Haenel, III, DO in private practice in Stratford, NJ.  They are both on volunteer faculty at UMDNJ-SOM in Stratford where they teach the core didactic lecture series to the second year medical students.  Dr Haenel has an inpatient clinical teaching service as well, where 3rd and 4th year students have an opportunity to work with interns, residents, and fellows.  Dr Haenel is the associate program director of the UMDNJ-SOM endocrinology fellowship program and director of the American College of Osteopathic Internists endocrinology section.

Dr Haenel lectures and teaches extensively and has been an invited lecturer at many local and national conferences.  He has authored several papers in peer reviewed journals and has been recognized for excellence in teaching with multiple “Teacher of the Year” and “Golden Apple” awards.  He and his wife live in Haddonfield with their three children where he remains active in array of athletics.

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January 12, 2010 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist




December 29, 2009 ~ Dr. Raul Rosenthal, Bariatric Surgery ~ The Cleveland Clinic

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Raul Rosenthal, Bariatric Surgery from The Cleveland Clinic ~ Florida

Raul Rosenthal MD FACS

Graduate of Medical School in Rosario , Argentina. Trained as a general surgeon at the Provincial Hospital in Rosario, Argentina between 1981 and 1983. Emigrated to Germany to repeat general surgical residency training between 1983 and 1990. Revalidated the MD degree and  obtained title of  general surgeon from the  German Society of Surgeons. Worked as attending surgeon until 1993 at the University Hospital, Krankenhaus Nordwest , Frankfurt, Germany. Emigrated to the US to work as a research fellow in MIS  at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Center until 1996. Obtained MD degree ECFMG and repeated surgical residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Since 1999 Chief Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Rosenthal is an Associate professor of surgery at the University of South Florida and is the Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship Program at Cleveland Clinic, Weston Florida. Dr. Rosenthal is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and Honorary Fellow of the German Society of Visceral Surgery. He is an Active Member of the Board of Governors of SAGES. Medical Editor for Bariatric Times. Chair of the International Centers of Excellence Program in Bariatric Surgery of the SRC. Co-Chair of the Go Global Initiative, SAGES. Dr. Rosenthal is the Chair of the International Committee of the ASMBS and member of the Executive Board of the Fellowship Council. He is in addition an Active Member of the institutional Relations, Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Technology Committees of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. Rosenthal has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals, he is the editor of 3 textbooks in general and endoscopic surgery and author of over 50 chapters in general surgery books.

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December 29, 2009 ~ Dr. Raul Rosenthal, Bariatric Surgery ~ The Cleveland Clinic

December 22, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Tony Deluzio from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Tony Deluzio, Endocrinologist from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical

Dr. Tony Deluzio

Born in 1966 in Tripoli Libya, Dr Deluzio Currently resides in Bordentown, N.J. with his three daughters (Emily age 12, Ava & Amelia 3 yr old twins) and wife Rita.

Dr Deluzio received his B.S. at the University of Pennsylvania where he played varsity football for four years and was a member of three Ivy League championship football teams.

Dr Deluzio received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City in 1995 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Dr Deluzio did his residencies in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia Pa..

After Residency, Dr Deluzio completed a combined Endocrinology and Research Fellowship at Temple University Hospital. During Fellowship his research interests involved Free Fatty Acids and their relationship with Insulin Resistance.

After Fellowship, Dr. Deluzio opened a solo Endocrinology Office in Shelby, N.C.   He also was the Director of a large Diabetes Center overseeing up to seven CDEs at one time.  During his time in clinical practice, Dr Deluzio was on multiple National Speaker Panels and continues to participate in Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trials.

In 2006 Dr Deluzio Joined Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Company in Princeton N.J.  From 2006 -2008 Dr Deluzio held the position of Medical Scientific Director with his primary focus being on Interactions with other Endocrinologists to help improve patient outcomes in regards to their Diabetes.

Currently, Dr Deluzio is the Clinical Director at Novo Nordisk for NovoLog Mix 70/30 and all medical Devices.  This role includes the direction of all Novo Nordisk sponsored clinical trials and Publications that pertain to his assigned therapeutic areas.  In His current role at Novo Nordisk Dr Deluzio frequently lectures on the treatment of type 2 Diabetes both in the U.S. and Internationally.  His work on medical devices is focused on Injection Devices and Insulin Pumps.

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January 22, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Tony Deluzio from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical


December 15, 2009 ~ Dr. Eric Orth, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will Interview Dr. Eric Orth, Endocrinologist from Internal Medicine Associates, Bloomington, IN.  

Dr. Eric Orth

Dr. Eric Orth grew up in Oklahoma and went to college at Oklahoma State University.  He obtained his bachelors of science in physics in 1995 and my doctor of osteopathic medicine in 2000.  Dr. Orth completed his residency at the University of Illinois in 2003 and completed an additional year as chief resident of internal medicine. Dr. Orth finished his fellowship in diabetes, metabolism and endocrinology in 2006 at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Orth enjoys general endocrinology and has varied interests, including lipid disorders, bone metabolism disorders as well as performing thyroid US and FNA.  He completed certification for clinical densitometry and clinical hypertension.  Dr. Orth has been recognized by the NCQA for excellence in diabetes care.

He is currently practicing clinical endocrinology at Internal Medicine Associates, a multispecialty group in Bloomington Indiana, and has been working at IMA since graduation from fellowship in 2006.  Additionally, Dr. Orth performs lectures for the second year medical student students at Indiana University in Bloomington, as an assistant clinical professor of medicine.

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December 15, 2009 ~ Dr. Eric Orth, Endocrinologist


December 8, 2009 ~ “Racing to Cure Diabetes with Team Type 1 and Team Type 2″

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Joe Eldridge from Team Type 1 and Peter Cowley from Team Type 2. 

“Winners of the eight-person team division of the Race Across America.”

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge’s passion for cycling, shared with fellow collegiate cyclist Phil Southerland (who also has diabetes), led to the creation of Team Type 1 in 2004.  Two years later, Team Type 1 won the first of two corporate team division titles in the Race Across America (RAAM), and in 2008, their inaugural pro season, Team Type 1 compiled 45 victories and placed two riders in the Olympics.  Now their mission is growing even larger.

“Team Type 1 is a support system,” Eldridge said.  “Every day we inspire each other to test more often, to make adjustments in our routine to be that much better. ”

Eldridge was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10.  But that didn’t stop him from becoming a competitive cyclist (after stints in soccer, football, and triathlons).  Not being a terrific swimmer or runner led him to take up track cycling at Auburn University, where he and Southerland – who raced against him in college – laid the groundwork for Team Type 1.

With their sights set on simply finishing RAAM in 2006, they surprised themselves with a victory.  A year later, they won the eight-person corporate team title again – in record time.  Now Eldridge looks forward to achieving the same success in his third professional season.  In 2009, he won more than 20 races on the track, including “Rider of the Year” honors at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, Ga.

“We have a strong group of riders, experienced management, great sponsors, and an important message,” he said.  “Everything is in place for us to have another great year, both on and off the bike.”

Photo courtesy of Marco Quezada PhotographyJoe Eldridge Team Type 1

Peter Cowley

There could not be a more perfect candidate for the Team Type 2 cycling team than Peter Cowley.

Already an avid cyclist who has seen several editions of the Tour de France in person, the Milwaukee, and Wisconsin resident is also an associate director at the local American Diabetes Association chapter.  He annually organizes the popular Tour de Cure fund-raising ride, of which so many Team Type 1 and Team Type 2 riders participate in around the nation.

He arrived at the team’s January training camp in Santa Barbara, California, tipping the scales more than 325 pounds.  But through practice of a balanced diet and daily exercise that involved pedaling as much as he could when he wasn’t working, Cowley shed more than 25 pounds over the next six months.

His battle to overcome Type 2 diabetes has not been the only one he has been fighting.  A pair of herniated discs in his back (a condition that leads to irritation of spinal nerves and can cause back and leg pain) made cycling painful at times.  But the 42-year-old says he is ready to go.

“I want to be a spokesman for cycling as a lifestyle choice for people with diabetes,” he said.  “I was flattered to be asked to be a part of the team.  I get so much satisfaction speaking that special language to others that have diabetes.”

Photo courtesy of Marco Quezada Photography: Peter Cowley Team Type 2

“Team Type1 and Team Type2 are sponsored by Lantus (www.lantus.com) and Apidra (www.apidra.com), manufactured by sanofi-aventis.”

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December 8, 2009  ~ “Racing to Cure Diabetes with Team Type 1 and Team Type 2″



December 1, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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

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December 1, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum



November 24, 2009 ~ Managing Diabetes with Dr. Steven Nagelberg, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Steven Nagelberg, Endocrinologist.

Dr. Steven Nagelberg

Born in Hollywood, Florida in 1953, Dr. Steven Nagelberg became a New Yorker by the age of four.  He attended Bucknell University before enrolling in Columbia University’s College of Physician & Surgeons in 1974 where he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.   Following medical school, Dr. Nagelberg completed a three year residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  He subsequently became a Clinical Fellow in the Clinical Endocrinology Branch at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  After being recruited to the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa in 1985, he moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife and two children.  In 1987, Dr. Nagelberg joined a private practice of endocrinologists, Endocrine Metabolic Associates, in Bala Cynwyd, PA.  He is now the senior member of that group which comprises seven endocrinologists and one nurse practitioner – it is presently the largest private practice endocrinology group in the Delaware Valley.

Dr. Nagelberg was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1981 and then Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in 1985.  He served as Physician Secretary for the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine followed by six years as a full Board Member.  He still writes for the ABIM as a member of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism SEP Committee.  Dr. Nagelberg formerly served on the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Initiative Committee and is currently a member of the Endocrine Society’s Planning Committee for the annual Clinical Endocrinology Update meeting.   He is currently  Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Section Head, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology at Aria Health.  He has been named a “Top Doc” year after year by Philadelphia Magazine and one of “America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.  Dr. Nagelberg is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinologists.

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November 24, 2009 ~ Managing Diabetes with Dr. Steven Nagelberg, Endocrinologist



November 17, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® Celebrates “100 Broadcast” with The Diabetes Research Institute and Roche Diagnostic

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will celebrate their “100 Broadcast” of Diabetes Living Today® featuring their No Sugar Added®  approach.  To mark this milestone Dr. Antonello Pileggi from the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami. Fl. will be giving an update on the Diabetes 2.0 conference on research to find a cure.  Mr. Daniel J. Kane, Vice President, Diabetes Care Marketing, Roche Diagnostic Corporation in Indianapolis, IN will be talking about helping people with diabetes find more meaning in the value of their blood glucose numbers.  

Antonello Pileggi, M.D., Ph.D.

Antonello Pileggi is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Director of Pre-clinical Cell Processing and Translational Models at the Diabetes Research Institute.

Dr. Pileggi’s primary research interests lie in transplantation immunobiology, autoimmunity and beta cell replacement therapies.  His work focuses on developing cytoprotective strategies and maximizing the number and quality of transplantable islets.  In addition, he is studying ways to improve long-term engraftment to redue the number of islets needed for each transplant procedure.

As a key member of the DRI’s multidisciplinary task force, Dr. Pilegi is working to develop ore sensitive tests to predict and assess islet viability.  He contributes to the Institute’s research and academic activities including the development and testing of new transplant sites, cytoprotection, immunomodulation, tolerance, xeontransplantation, stem cell technology and clinical islet transplantation.

Dr. Pileggi received his medical degree from the University of Pavia Medical School in Italy.  He subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Experimental and Microsurgery from the same institution.

Dr. Pileggi has authored many books and peer-reviewed publications in the field of organ and cellular transplantation, and has reviewed articles for several international scientific journals.  He is a member of numerous scientific organizations and has served on research grant panels for international agencies.

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Daniel J. Kane

Vice President, Diabetes Care Marketing

Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Dan Kane was named Vice President Marketing, Diabetes Care in June of 2008.  Dan held the Vice President Sales role in Diabetes Care from November of 2001 to June of 2008.

Dan joined Roche Diagnostics in 1989 as a Retail Account Manager in Rochester, New York, and over the past 20 years has held several management positions including National Account Manager, Regional Business Manager, Global Marketing Manager, Group Marketing Manager (Global) and Area Business Sales Director for Hospital and Health Care Professionals (HCP).

Dan holds a BS in Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology and an Associates in Business Administration from Broome Community College, New York.  Prior to joining Roche Diagnostics, Dan was employed by Unisys Corporation for 2 years as a sales representative.

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November 17, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® Celebrates “100 Broadcast” with The Diabetes Research Institute and Roche Diagnostic



November 10, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and “guest co-host” Dr. Louis C. Hanel (filling in for Dr. Fallon) will talk about diabetes management . 

Guest Co-host Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist

Dr Louis C Haenel, IV, DO grew up in Cherry Hill and attended CH East HS.  He attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA where he majored in biology and minored in athletic training.  While at Ursinus, he captained both the football & track teams. He graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his internship and residency at UMDNJ-SOM/ Kennedy Memorial Hospital system.  He completed his Endocrine fellowship training in diabetes, metabolism, and medical genetics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

After completion of his medical training, Dr Haenel went on to join his father Dr Louis Haenel, III, DO in private practice in Stratford, NJ.  They are both on volunteer faculty at UMDNJ-SOM in Stratford where they teach the core didactic lecture series to the second year medical students.  Dr Haenel has an inpatient clinical teaching service as well, where 3rd and 4th year students have an opportunity to work with interns, residents, and fellows.  Dr Haenel is the associate program director of the UMDNJ-SOM endocrinology fellowship program and director of the American College of Osteopathic Internists endocrinology section.

Dr Haenel lectures and teaches extensively and has been an invited lecturer at many local and national conferences.  He has authored several papers in peer reviewed journals and has been recognized for excellence in teaching with multiple “Teacher of the Year” and “Golden Apple” awards.  He and his wife live in Haddonfield with their three children where he remains active in array of athletics.

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November 10, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. Louis C. Hanel, Endocrinologist



November 3, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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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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November 3, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum




October 27, 2009 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Certified Diabetes Educator & Registered Dietitian

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Stephanie A. Smith, RD, CDE and Marita J. Schroy, RN, BSN, CDE from Underwood-Memorial Hospital.

Stephanie A. Smith, RD, CDE

Preferred Telephone: (856) 686-5167

Present Position:

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Educates in-patient and outpatients in Underwood Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Self Management Program.

Develops meal plans, counsels and teaches people with diabetes to become self sufficient in managing their diabetic needs at the same time providing nutritional guidance to all patients as needed.

Education:

Bachelor Science Nutrition, Messiah College, Grantham PA – 2001

Sodexho Dietetic Internship, Philadelphia, PA -2003

Registered Dietitian

Certified Diabetes Educator

Marita J. Schroy, RN, BSN, CDE

Underwood Memorial Hospital, Coordinator, Patient & Community Education

(856) 853-2141

Present Position:

Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator

Coordinator of Underwood Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Self Management Program

Keeping all educators informed with current knowledge especially related to diabetes.

Teaching individuals Diabetic, self management skills to become champions in their health.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wagner College, Staten Island NY-1980

Registered Nurse

Certified Diabetes Educator since 1998

Photo Above:  Stephanie A. Smith, RD, CDE & Marita J. Schroy, RN, BSN, CDE

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October 27, 2009 ~ Diabetes Self Management with Certified Diabetes Educator & Registered Dietitian



 

October 20, 2009 ~ U.S. Healthcare on Life Support with Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg from Cardiovascular Associates in Cherry Hill.  

Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

Stephen E. Weinberg, MD, FACC, FACP was born and raised in New York. He attended the University of Delaware and has a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He then received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in 1971 and trained at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. in internal medicine. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1978. From 1974 to 1976, he was in the Air Force and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City as a Captain and then Major. He served as chairman of the Department of Medicine. He joined Cardiovascular Associates in Cherry Hill in 1978 and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ/SOM. He is the author of a book entitled “U.S. Healthcare on Life Support: Resuscitating the Dying System”. Dr. Weinberg has lectured in various regions of the country on healthcare financing and also at the Wharton Healthcare MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania. His hobbies include photography, traveling and gardening. He married to Denise, for 39 years, who graciously puts up with his travel lust.

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October 20, 2009 ~ U.S. Healthcare on Life Support with Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

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October 13, 2009 ~ Dr. Javier Morales on Diabetes Management

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Javier Morales, Internal Medicine from Advanced Internal Medicine Group.

Dr. Javier Morales

Dr. Morales is in private practice with the Advanced Internal Medicine Group in New Hyde Park, NY. After having graduated from UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, his medical training included residencies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and North Shore University Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident.  He serves on multiple committees at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. and in addition to several publications, has served as principal investigator for several different studies and clinical trials. He is active in the educational sector having presented at many Pri-Med symposiums.  He also serves as clinical instructor for several nurse practitioner programs, physician assistant programs, in addition to the internal medicine residency program at North Shore University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital.  In addition to being an avid musician and percussionist, Dr. Morales is fluent in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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October 13, 2009 ~ Dr. Javier Morales on Diabetes Management

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October 6, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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

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October 6, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum




September 29, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease and Diabetes with Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Joseph P. Costabile, Vascular Surgeon from Virtua Surgical Group.  

Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

Dr. Joseph P. Costabile grew up in North Jersey and graduated from The Pingry School in 1972. He attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated with a B.A. in 1976 with majors in both Chemistry and Bacteriology. Dr. Costabile subsequently graduated from UMDNJ, RutgersMedical School, Camden in 1986. Dr. Costabile stayed on at Cooper Hospital for his General Surgery Internship and residency.  Upon completing his General surgery training, Dr. Costabile then did a trauma fellowship at Cooper hospital’s trauma center until 1992.  Dr. Costabile completed a Vascular surgery fellowship at Robert  Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J. in 1995 and then rejoined the faculty at Cooper hospital from 1995 until 1998.  Dr. Costabile joined Surgical Group of South Jersey in 1998 until the present.  Dr. Costabile is involved with the United States Navy Reserves and has a commission as an officer and general/trauma and vascular surgeon.  Dr. Costabile has also completed two tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Costabile is very proud to serve our nation and our men and women in uniform. His areas of interest in vascular surgery are venous disease, endovascular surgery and wound care.  His hobbies are fishing, skiing and fitness training. Dr. Costabile is married to Yolanda for the past eleven years, but as she puts it only nine years together, due to his overseas deployments.

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September 29, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease and Diabetes with Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

 


 

 

September 22, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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

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September 22, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~  No Sugar Added® Open Forum

 

9/15/09 ~ Peripheral Vascular Disease with Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

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This week Dr. Fallon and “guest co-host” Dr. Steven Kaufman (filling in for Kitty) will interview Cardologist Dr. Elias A. Iliadis from Cooper University Hospital.  

Guest Co-host Dr. Steven Kaufman, Endocrinologist

Dr. Kaufman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is an assistant professor of Medicine at Cooper University Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Dentistry. He practices clinical endocrinology, regularly teaches medical students, interns and residents, and is a regular contributor to medical journals.  Dr. Kaufman is the co-principle investigator of the Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative. This multipronged, citywide effort aims to improve diabetes care at the patient, practice, and community level within Camden.

His hobbies include playing with his family, running marathons and reading non-fiction books.

Photo Above:  Dr. Steven Kaufman

Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

Clinical Cardiologist Elias A. Iliadis, M.D., will answer your questions about diagnosis and treatment for PVD, and heart disease. Dr. Iliadis is Medical Director of Noninvasive Vascular Intervention, Cooper Heart Institute; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Memorial Hospital of Salem County; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS at Camden. He is board certified in Internal Medicine in three and two cardiology specialties Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Iliadis graduated from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed an internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology was a Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Iliadis’ special interests include: coronary artery disease and intervention, heart attack care, peripheral vascular disease and intervention, nuclear cardiology and noninvasive vascular disease assessment. He sees patients in his office in Voorhees.

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September 15, 2009 ~ Peripheral Vascular Disease with Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

9/08/09 ~ Diabetes Management and Education with Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong from  Jefferson Medical College.  

Dr. Kevin Furlong

Dr. Furlong graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University.  Currently, he is an assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College where he teaches medical students, interns, residents and fellows.  He has won many teaching awards and is listed as one of the top internal medicine teachers for the Thomas Jefferson University residency program.  In addition, he is also director of inpatient endocrinology services at Jefferson hospital.  He is principle investigator on many clinical trials related to diabetes and obesity.  In addition he has written many articles and lectures extensively on diabetes and obesity.

His hobbies include playing with his family, working out, playing golf , tennis and playing drums.

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September 8, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management and Education with Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong

9/01/09 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Special Guest Gina Capone

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added™ “open forum,” with special guest Gina Capone.  Gina just returned from The Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, FL., where she attended the “Mastering Your Diabetes” class.  

Gina Capone is a long-time diabetes advocate and social media entrepreneur, having created and contributed to numerous diabetes websites, blogs and other social community forums over the last decade. In 2000 she co-founded Diabetes Talkfesthttp://Diabetestalkfest.com, a site dedicated to hosting live chats with clinical and research professionals in the field of diabetes, where she moderates the weekly discussions and authors the Diabetes Talkfest Bloghttp://DiabetesTalkFest.com/blog. She also serves as the community manager of Juvenation.org, the JDRF type 1 social website for people with diabetes and their families, and is an expert patient blogger on Health Central. healthcentral.  Among her ongoing efforts as an advocate for all diabetes patients, Gina has created and currently manages the CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) Anti-Denial Campaign website cgm-antidenial.ning.com, providing members with crucial information for helping those with diabetes obtain coverage for continuous glucose monitors and also The Diabetes OC (Online Community) the diabetesoc.com showcasing diabetes bloggers weekly.

Gina’s newest venture is the creation of a comprehensive online diabetes directory which will be coming soon.

In addition to her extensive internet and social media background, she is also a graphic designer with over 10 years experience in the field and she is always looking for more opportunities!

Gina and her husband live in New York, with their son CoCo, a Yorkshire terrier. They are looking forward to expanding their family outside of the canine category as soon as her A1c goes down into baby range.

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September 1, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Special Guest Gina Capone



August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  

 

 

Edward B.Ruby, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby was born in Philadelphia and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He graduated Atlantic City High School in 1963 and then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in June, 1971 and then completed an Internal Medicine residency at York Hospital in York, Pa.  His Endocrinology Fellowship was performed at Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, Pa.  Following his Endocrine Fellowship, he entered the United States Army as a Major at Landstuhl, West Germany serving as the Endocrinologist for the Armed Forces in Europe for two years.  Since returning to the United States, he has worked at Thomas Jefferson University as an Assistant Professor in Medicine in the division of Endocrinology in Philadelphia and has served as the Chief of Endocrinology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, Pa.  Dr. Ruby is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Dr. Ruby enjoys the practice of endocrinology, especially caring for all of his patients, and thoroughly enjoys teaching the internal medicine residents and medical students at Thomas Jefferson University and Mercy Catholic Medical Center.  He has been selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” from 1996-present and has received Best Teacher Awards on several occasions from the Internal Medicine Residency programs at and Thomas Jefferson UniversityMercy Catholic Medical Center.
Dr. Ruby has served as President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and is also a Fellow of The American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a member of The Endocrine Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.  He is also certified in the field of Bone Densitometry (interpreting bone density studies for osteoporosis).

Dr. Ruby’s hobbies include wine collecting, traveling, and gardening.  However, his favorite things to do are having long distance calls with his beautiful daughter, Alisa, and son-in-law, Dr. Isaac Bash, from Santa Monica, California (almost every night) and spending his life with his wonderful wife of 39 years, Michelle.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby has two offices:

1015 Chestnut St/Suite 910/Phila., Pa. 19107—215-955-7285

1501 Lansdowne Ave./Suite 203/Darby, Pa. 19023—610-534-6260

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August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


 


8/18/09 ~ Family Medicine and Diabetes with Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken.   

Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken

Suzanne VanDerwerken, M.D. grew up in California and attended college at Brigham Young University. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in family medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey, where she served as chief resident. After practicing emergency medicine and then several years of private practice in family medicine, she joined the faculty of the Underwood-Memorial Family Medicine Residency in 1994. Dr. VanDerwerken is currently the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in both Family Medicine and Adolescent Medicine.

Suzanne’s interest in diabetes is both professional and personal.  In addition to treating patients in the office and hospital, she serves on the advisory board for the Underwood-Memorial Diabetes Education Program. Suzanne has over 33 years of personal experience as a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus and received a kidney-pancreas transplant in 2000.

Suzanne and her husband Joseph live in southern New Jersey with their 3 teenage daughters. She volunteers as an art history teacher in the local elementary school and works with her church youth organization.

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August 18, 2009 ~ Family Medicine and Diabetes with Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken

8/11/09 ~ Treating Diabetes with Endocrinolgist Dr. Karen Agersborg

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist,  Dr. Karen Agersborg.  

Dr. Karen Agersborg

Karen Agersborg, DO, FACOI, FACE graduated medical school from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998; eight years after working in the pharmaceutical industry.

She completed her internal medicine residency at UNDMJ; and her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

Currently, she is Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.   This year she received the distinguished teaching award from Chestnut Hospital.

Dr. Agersborg volunteers as a physician with the Penn Athletic Club on boathouse row in Philadelphia, for the elite rowers.   She rows most morning on the Schuylkill before work.

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August 11, 2009 ~ Treating Diabetes with Endocrinolgist Dr. Karen Agersborg

8/04/09 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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

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August 4, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

July 28, 2009 ~ Diabetes & Infertility with Dr. Gary S. Packin

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Gary S Packin.  

Dr. Gary S. Packin

Dr. Packin has been in private practice treating patients with problems of fertility and associated hormone abnormalities for 29 years. He merged his practice with the South Jersey Fertility Center in early 2003. He is currently Head of the Subsection of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Kennedy Health System in Stratford, Cherry Hill, and Turnersville New Jersey and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Packin has served as President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologist. He is the past Chairman of the Residency Evaluation Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and currently a consultant to The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a founding member of the Medical Education Foundation of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is Chairman of the ad hoc Committee for Hormone Therapy of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is an appointed member of the Committee on Hormonal Therapy of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Packin has been honored by the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists having conferred upon him their most prestigious “Distinguished Service Award” in 1993 for his contribution to medical education and dedication to the advancement of women’s healthcare. He was elected as a “Distinguished Fellow” in this organization in 1991. He received a Commendation for Meritorious Service by The Board of Trustees of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2004. He was honored by Kennedy Memorial Hospital in 1995 which presented him with the “Physician’s Excellence Award.” Dr. Packin has been awarded “Top Doc” honors by SJ Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.  He has also been named a “Top Physician” by South Jersey Magazine in 2007 and 2008.

Dr. Packin has lectured extensively throughout the world and has published several articles on the treatment of fertility and women’s healthcare in major medical journals. He is a consultant and serves as a member of the Speaker’s Bureau of several major pharmaceutical companies including Wyeth, Berlex, Pfizer, Ortho-McNeil, and Nova Nordisk. He has conducted clinical research for several of these companies and participated in extensive research in South America to help promote the development and implementation of hormonal treatment of women.

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July 28, 2009 ~ Diabetes & Infertility with Dr. Gary S. Packin

August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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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 interview Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  

 

 

Edward B.Ruby, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby was born in Philadelphia and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He graduated Atlantic City High School in 1963 and then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in June, 1971 and then completed an Internal Medicine residency at York Hospital in York, Pa.  His Endocrinology Fellowship was performed at Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, Pa.  Following his Endocrine Fellowship, he entered the United States Army as a Major at Landstuhl, West Germany serving as the Endocrinologist for the Armed Forces in Europe for two years.  Since returning to the United States, he has worked at Thomas Jefferson University as an Assistant Professor in Medicine in the division of Endocrinology in Philadelphia and has served as the Chief of Endocrinology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, Pa.  Dr. Ruby is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Dr. Ruby enjoys the practice of endocrinology, especially caring for all of his patients, and thoroughly enjoys teaching the internal medicine residents and medical students at Thomas Jefferson University and Mercy Catholic Medical Center.  He has been selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” from 1996-present and has received Best Teacher Awards on several occasions from the Internal Medicine Residency programs at and Thomas Jefferson UniversityMercy Catholic Medical Center.
Dr. Ruby has served as President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and is also a Fellow of The American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a member of The Endocrine Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.  He is also certified in the field of Bone Densitometry (interpreting bone density studies for osteoporosis).

Dr. Ruby’s hobbies include wine collecting, traveling, and gardening.  However, his favorite things to do are having long distance calls with his beautiful daughter, Alisa, and son-in-law, Dr. Isaac Bash, from Santa Monica, California (almost every night) and spending his life with his wonderful wife of 39 years, Michelle.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby has two offices:

1015 Chestnut St/Suite 910/Phila., Pa. 19107—215-955-7285

1501 Lansdowne Ave./Suite 203/Darby, Pa. 19023—610-534-6260

Photo Above: Dr. Edward B. Ruby

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August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


 


July 14, 2009 ~ Treating Diabetes with Family Physician Dr. Ambarish Patel

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Ambarish Patel & Dr. Ashok A. Patel.  

Dr. Ambarish Patel

Dr. Ambarish Patel is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in Cherry Hill, NJ for the past seven years.  He also see patients at Virtua Hospital and Silvercare Nursing Center.  Dr. Ambarish Patel enjoys seeing  and treating patients of all ages and medical conditions.  Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and watching sports.

Dr. Patel graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1993 with a BS in Biochemistry.  He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 as a D.O.  Dr. Patel complete his residency at UMDNJ-SOM from 1999-2002.

Dr. Patel is a member of the following organizations:

Member of AOA – American Osteopathic Association

Member of ACOFP – American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Member of NJAOPS – New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeon

President of AIP – Asian Indian Professionals, non-profit organizations

Volunteer at Local Health Camp at BAPS Temple

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July 7, 2009 ~ Diabetes Care with Endocrinologist Dr. Anthony J. Cannon

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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 interview Dr. Anthony J. Cannon, Endocrinologist.  

Dr. Anthony J. Cannon

Anthony J. Cannon, MD is a Section Chief of Endocrinology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and in group practice at Robert Wood Johnson Endocrine & Diabetes Associates.Dr Cannon received his AB degree at Clark University and an MD from Cornell University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital, a residency in Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.

Dr Cannon is a past President of the South Jersey Medical Association and is current President of the Thyroid Club of South Jersey, and Chairman of the New Jersey Department of Public Health Cultural Diversity Taskforce Executive Committee. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) African American Initiative Committee, the ADA Philadelphia and South Jersey Community Leadership Board, and the American Association of Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board. He is also a member of the ADA, National Medical Association, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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June 30, 2009~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum®

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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 an No Sugar Added® “Open Forum.” 

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June 23, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. James Mulinda, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. James Mulinda, Endocrinologist.  

James Mulinda, MD, FACP, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Dr. Mulinda is a Board Certified practicing Endocrinologist in Roanoke, Virginia where he is also a Board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation- Roanoke Valley chapter.

He received his medical degree from Makerere University Medical School in Uganda, where he also completed an Internship in Surgery and Pediatrics.  He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine in Philadelphia followed by a Fellowship in Endocrinology at MCP-Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.    Dr. Mulinda is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Endocrinology, American College of Physicians, American Diabetes Association and The Virginia Medical Society.

Dr. Mulinda served as Chief of Endocrinology as well as a teaching attending Physician at Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as Director of Research at the Diabetes Education and Research Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Mulinda is a past  President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society.

He has authored peer-reviewed  publications, including eMedicine textbooks, coauthored a caregivers’ book on diabetes  and accepted editorial invitations on the topic of Diabetes and other endocrine disorders.  He has been an invited lecturer to speak on a variety of Diabetes Care aspects, including Diabetic Cardiovascular Care and Metabolic Disorders.  His has been quoted in the general press, including  television, radio and newspapers.  Since 1998, he has served as an Investigator on over 12 clinical trials on endocrine disorders including Obesity and Hypertension.

Dr. Mulinda  is married with three lovely daughters that keep the wind under his sail.

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June 23, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management with Dr. James Mulinda, Endocrinologist


June 16, 2009 ~ Chrissy Fleming talks about what it’s like to live with a diabetic!

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This week Kitty welcomes back Dr. Kevin Fleming, who will guest co-host for Dr. Fallon.   Dr. Fallon is in Chicago attending the 158th annual meeting of the American Medical Association.  President Obama will be speaking on Monday, June 15, 2008 at the annual meeting on the importance for the need for health system reform.  We look forward to hering Dr. Fallons update on this event.

Kitty and Dr. Fleming will interview guest Chrissy Fleming on what it is like to live with a diabetic.  

Dr. Kevin Fleming, born in Brookly, NY has lived with type one diabetes since the age of 11.  Dr, Fleming received his medical degree in 1979 from Georgetown University.  Dr. Fleming is board certified in Family Practice.  He is currently the Chief Department of Family Practice at Our Lady of Lourdes Health System.

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Chrissy Fleming

Chrissy Fleming received her BS from Rutgers University in 1991.  Chrissy worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Health System for 15 years.  She currently is a Hospice Nurse for VITAS Hospice.  Chrissy is the wife of Dr. Kevin Fleming.

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June 16, 2009 ~ Chrissy Fleming talks about what it’s like to live with a diabetic!


June 6, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease in Diabetes with Dr. James F. McGuckin and Dr. Nasser I. Youssef

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. James F. McGuckin, Founder, CEO, Medical Director at Vascular Access Center and Dr.Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.

Dr. James F. McGuckin

James F. McGuckin, Jr., M.D. Founder Vascular Access Centers and co-founder Rex Medical with Whitfield Gardner in 1999 and directs R & D.

Dr. McGuckin is Director of the Philadelphia Vascular Institute located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. McGuckin’s research interest include:  Cardiovascular Systems, Endoscopy and Endosurgey, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Limb Salvage, Percutaneous Oncologic Therapy and therapy related to the End Stage Renal Disease population.  Dr. McGuckin is currently researching recanalization of Central Venous Occlusion using RF ablation.  He holds 39 patents and has over 170 pending patents.  Dr. McGuckin double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Pre-Medical from the University of Notre Dame in 1983, and received his M.D. from Hahnemann University in 1987, Gereral Surgery in 1988, Masters Degree in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.  Diagnostic Imaging in 1995, and completes his Fellowship in Interventional Rediology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

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Dr. Nasser I. Youssef

Dr. Youssef has been the Director of Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center since 1994. He has extensive fellowship training focusing on the transplantation of the liver, kidney ad the pancreas. Dr. Youssef completed his transplant training at Mt. Sinai, Boston University Medical Center and at the University of Minnesota.

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June 6, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease in Diabetes with Dr. James F. McGuckin and Dr. Nasser I. Youssef

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The Facts About Diabetes Complications You Should Know

Diabetes fact sheet.

Heart disease and stroke

  • Heart disease and stroke account for about 65% of deaths in people with diabetes.
  • Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
  • The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher and the risk of death from stroke is 2.8 times higher among people with diabetes.

High blood pressure

  • About 73% of adults with diabetes have blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or use prescription medications for hypertension.

Kidney Disease

  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 2005.
  • In 2005, 46,739 people with diabetes began treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
  • In 2002, a total of 178,689 people with ESRD due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.

Nervous system disease

  • Almost 30% of people with diabetes aged 40 years or older have impaired sensation in the feet (i.e., at least one area that lacks feeling). Diabetic Peripheral Nephropathy
  • Severe forms of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations.

Amputations

  • More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
  • In 2004, about 71,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.
  • The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes.

ESRD fact sheet

Anyone can get chronic kidney disease at any age. However, some people are more likely than others to develop kidney disease. You may have an increased risk for kidney disease if you:

  • Have diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have a family history of chronic kidney disease
  • Are older
  • belong to a population group that has a high rate of diabetes or high blood pressure, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and American Indians
  • 23% of ESRD patients are estimated to also have PAD

PAD fact sheet

Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States. African Americans are more than twice as likely as Caucasians to have P.A.D. The major risk factors for P.A.D. are smoking, age, and having certain diseases or conditions.

Smoking:

Smoking is more closely related to getting P.A.D. than any other risk factor. Your risk for P.A.D. increases four times if you smoke or have a history of smoking. On average, smokers who develop P.A.D. have symptoms 10 years earlier than nonsmokers who develop P.A.D.

Age:

As you get older, your risk for P.A.D. increases. Genetic or lifestyle factors cause plaque to build in your arteries as you age. About 5 percent of U.S. adults who are older than 50 have P.A.D. Among adults aged 65 and older, 12 to 20 percent may have P.A.D. Older age combined with other risk factors, such as smoking or diabetes, also puts you at higher risk.

Diseases and Conditions

A number of diseases and conditions can raise your risk for P.A.D. These include:

  • Diabetes. One in three people who has diabetes and is older than 50 is likely to have P.A.D.
  • High blood pressure or a family history of it.
  • High blood cholesterol or a family history of it.
  • Heart disease or a family history of it.
  • Stroke or a family history of it.

June 2, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

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

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May 26, 2009 ~ Diabetic Eye Disease with Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon welcome back Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist

Dr. Stephen Sinclair

Stephen H. Sinclair, MD has served as the Chief Medical Officer and member of the Management Committee since the inception of Vimetrics, LLC in 2005. The technology of the Company represents more than 25 years of his basic and clinical research in retinal vascular disease and the vision that results. The current technology that is the basis for the patent portfolio encompasses unique vision measuring devices for children and adults and image processing algorithms for screening and following retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He is an ophthalmologist in private practice specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and since 1993 has remained adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinclair has received the Honor and Senior Achievement Awards for from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has published more than 70 original scientific papers as well as lecturing for numerous organizations and universities throughout the world.

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May 19, 2009 ~ Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Fellows Dr. Christine Mitchell & Dr. Vincent Savarse on Diabetes Management

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr.Christine Mitchell and Dr. Vincent Savarse from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Christina Mitchell, MD

Christina Mitchell was born and raised in South Jersey, growing up in Merchantville, NJ and attending St. Peter School.  She then went to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken, NJ.  She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Princeton University in 2001.  She was awarded her MD from Jefferson Medical College in 2005.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in June 2008.  She is currently a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Christina lives with her husband, Greg, and Golden Retriever, Kona, in Abington, PA.

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Vincent Savarese, MD

Vincent Savarese, MD completed his undergraduate training at Boston College and received his medical degree in 2004 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Savarese is currently a fellow in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he has participated in research in continuous glucose monitoring and inpatient blood glucose control. He will complete his fellowship in June 2009, and will be practicing endocrinology in South Jersey.

Dr. Savarese lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 1-year old daughter.

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May 12, 2009 ~ Joe Martinez, Pharmacist and Type 1 Diabetic

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon welcome back Joe Martinez, Pharmacist and Type 1 diabetic. 

Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez has had diabetes for over 16 years. He is a pharmacist, diabetic educator and insulin-pump using diabetic. The first two years he was on varying oral medications. He then progressed to injectable glargine insulin and quickly added rapid-acting insulin injections to his therapy regimen.

He considers himself in good control now using an insulin-pump with rapid-acting insulin and meal-time injections of pramlintide. Joe’s A1C numbers usually range from 6.3 to 6.7 depending on the time on year and how much traveling he does for work.

Joe and his wife Michele have three sons and live in the Princeton area of New Jersey. He enjoys coaching his son’s basketball team. Joe feels that he’s in better shape now with diabetes, than he was 25 years ago without diabetes. He takes the time to eat better, exercise more (he can do better here) and maintains a positive outlook on life.

Diabetes runs in Joe’s family. Both his grandmother’s were diabetic, as well as, his father is a Type 2 diabetic. One day he brought a glucose monitor home to show his father how to use it. After a Sunday meal of ravioli, broccoli and garlic bread, his father’s sugar level was 144 and Joe’s was 253. A quick trip to the doctors office and it was confirmed – diabetes.

At first, Joe couldn’t believe it. The reality of it slowly sank in. He then wanted to know as much about the disease as possible. His motivation was that someday, he wanted to run around with his grandchildren, with his own two legs and not in a wheel chair. Joe often says that he’s in better shape now, than he was 25 years ago – just making lemonade when you’re given lemons!

“It’s not what happens to you but how you respond that the key”. Joe is constantly talking to doctors and other health care professionals about the need for “appropriate therapy for the appropriate patient” in diabetes management.

In addition, he tries to personalize the diabetes patient to people who may not have an awareness of what the challenges of diabetes therapy are and how the disease will progress. Joe believes that one day their will be a cure for diabetes and he works to be part of the solution.

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May 5, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with NY Times Best Selling Author Brenda Novak

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host an “open forum.”  NY Times best author Brenda Novak will be calling in to talk about her 5th. Annual Mother’s Day Gift of Hope to diabetic son and others. 

NY TIMES BEST SELLING Author gives annual MOTHER’S DAY gift of hope to diabetic son and others

Novelist Brenda Novak’s 5th Annual Online Auction Benefits the Diabetes Research Institute

(Hollywood, FL), March 2009 – For New York Times best selling author and mother of five Brenda Novak, Mother’s Day isn’t about breakfast in bed or a special family gathering to celebrate her status as a mom. Instead, it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of planning, phone calls, seeking favors and just plain hard work. Novak’s 5th Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research (www.brendanavak.com) held each May as a labor of love for her son who has lived with the disease for most of his life, is a month-long online event featuring lunches, dinners and personal meetings with celebrity authors, world-class getaway vacations and state-of-the-art gizmos and gadgets.  This year, the Diabetes Research Institute is the sole beneficiary of the event.

This Herculean effort has grown from a one-person show, raising just over $10,000 in its first year to an all-out effort aiming to break the $300,000 mark this year. In all, Brenda’s online auction effort has rasied a grand total of more than $500,000 in its first four years.

“Each year of the auction brings new excitement and with the array of items we have this year I’m looking forward to substantial interest and plenty of bidding,” said Novak.  “I’m particularly proud to have partnered with the Diabetes Research Institute whose work helps inspire me to do what I can to help raise critical research dollars, especially in these most difficult times.”

In the previous four years the auction has generated tremendous interest due in large part to the participation of some of the most prolific authors in the country today. In 2008, the auction site saw tens of thousands of hits and visitors and with this year’s collection of prized offerings, even more are expected. Among the most exciting auction items available are lunch with international bestseller Barry Eisler, tea with New York Times Bestseller Debbie Macomber and a stay at famed author Nora Robert’s Inn.

Beyond rubbing elbows with famous authors, the auction offers unique vacation getaways and exciting technology packages including the all new, “Kindle” reader. And for aspiring writers, the auction offers a chance to bid on evaluation opportunities with some of the most powerful and well-connected agents and editors in publishing, and possibly face-to-face interaction with these A-list publishing industry giants which have been among the most popular items in previous years.

“We are proud to be working with Brenda and honored to be the only beneficiary of her Online Auction. Bu,t most of all we are moved by the enormity of what Brenda’s done on her own and the talent she’s brought to the effort to find a cure for diabetes,” said Robert A. Pearlman, president and CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. “In just a few short years, Brenda Novak has turned a wonderful idea into a well anticipated annual event.”

About Brenda Novak

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career. “I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says.  “It was then that I decided I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake.  In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body.  In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.  Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits.  “I learned how to write by reading what others have written.  The best advice for any would-be author:  read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history.  She’s hit various national bestseller lists, including Borders/Waldenbooks and The New York Times, and many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice and the Bookseller’s Best.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children-three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s basketball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fund-raiser for diabetes research-an online auction held at her Web site (www.brendanovak.com) May 1 – May 31. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him.  She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking-she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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About the Diabetes Research Institute

The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute, a center of excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet transplantation. The DRI is now building upon these achievements by bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production. For the millions of families already affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure.





April 28, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management with Endocrinologist Dr. Alan B. Schorr

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr.Alan B. Schorr.

Dr. Alan B. Schorr

Dr. Alan B. Schorr is a specialist in consultative Endocrinology and has been in private practice in the Langhorne, Bucks County area since 1986. He specializes in diseases of the Endocrine and Metabolic systems, with expertise in using state of the art technology (insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring) in the treatment of adults and children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Alan B. Schorr completed his residency at Parkview Hospital and his fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.

Dr. Alan B. Schorr is a former President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society, and is the Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Saint Mary Medical Center.  Dr. Alan B. Schorr has been married for 26 years and has two sons, 24 and 20.  He enjoys going to Flyers games with his children and spending time with his family in his “second home”- Tel Aviv, Israel.

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4/21/09 ~ High Risk Pregnancy and Diabetes with Dr. Ronald Librizzi

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Ronald Librizzi. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. Tuesday Evening 8:00PM ~ 9:00PM (EST) Cruisin 92.1 FM~WVLT, streaming live on the web at www.wvlt.com Call In: 856-696-0092

Dr. Ronald Librizzi

Ronald Librizzi, DO, FACOOG, an internationally recognized maternal fetal medicine specialist, serves as the Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Virtua Health in Voorhees and Mt. Holly, NJ. Dr. Librizzi is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, PA.

He chairs the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and also serves as president of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative. He is a past-president of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the New Jersey Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society.

Dr. Librizzi serves on government task forces including the New Jersey Perinatal and Pediatric Task Force and the New Jersey Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission. Additionally, he has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine and one of the “50 Most Positive Physicians in America” by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Saint Joseph’s College, Dr. Librizzi completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, NJ.  He completed fellowships in maternal fetal medicine and perinatology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Librizzi is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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April 14, 2009 ~ Diabetes Heart Disease with Cardiologist Dr. Howard M. Weinberg

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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 interview Cardiologist Dr. Howard M. Weinberg.

Dr. Howard M. Weinberg, DO, FACC

Dr.  Howard Weinberg is a private practice cardiologist with South Jersey Heart Group, P.C. (SJHG).  South Jersey Heart Group, P.C. includes fifteen cardiologist serving Glouster, Camden and Burlington County.  Dr. Weinberg completed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his fellowship in Cardiology at Seton Hall University. He is board certified in cardiology and nuclear cardiology and has been treating patients with cardiovascular disease for fifteen years. Dr. Weinberg has served as a board member for American Heart Association of Glouster County and is a board member of The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund for the State of New Jersey. Dr. Weinberg has been married for eighteen years and has three boys ages 16, 14 and 11. Dr. Weinberg enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his son’s ice hockey teams.

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April 14, 2009 ~ Diabetes Heart Disease with Cardiologist Dr. Howard M. Weinberg


 


April 7, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Karen Tomaziefski

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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 an “Open Forum”.  Joining them in the studio will be type one diabetic Karen Tomaziefski from Marlton, N.J.  Karen will share how her life as a diabetic has changed since adopting her daughter Riley Grace Tomaziefski.

Karen Tomaziefski

Karen F. Tomaziefski, 43 has lived with insulin dependent diabetes for 30 years. She knew prior to getting married in 2000 that she would have difficulty getting pregnant due to premature ovarian failure. Karen and her husband, Brad talked about the possibility of adoption early on and they both were open to it. Life was busy for Karen with the demands of her career as an FDA investigator, caretaker of other family members, and as a wife. One day after realizing how much time had gone by, Karen and her husband decided to enter an adoption program.

Karen had her doubts as to whether she would have the energy needed to be a mom at over 40 years of age and having diabetes. Then on the morning of her father’s funeral in January 2006, Karen heard a soft voice whisper in her ear, “Karen you are still young, family is what life is all about.” Karen knew this was her father trying to reassure her and from that moment she felt more confident.

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Karen and her husband were blessed with a beautiful baby girl in June 2007.  Karen decided to resign from the FDA after 16 years to be a stay at home mom for Riley Grace. Karen’s life hasn’t been the same since.

Karen was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease two years ago which requires a lifetime commitment of eating a gluten free diet. Karen and her family eat mostly organic whole foods and natural gluten free snacks with no artificial ingredients. Karen wants to teach her daughter healthy eating habits early on since there is a history of diabetes and cancer in her daughter’s birth family.

Karen believes that motherhood has been the most difficult but rewarding role she has ever had.  Riley, now almost two is a bundle of energy that keeps Karen on her toes. With motherhood, Karen feels that she has lost some control of her diabetes. Karen feels that with her time and attention now focused on her daughter, she doesn’t always take the time to check her sugar prior to eating and count carbohydrates. Karen’s AIC has gone from a 7 to 8, but her doctor thinks it’s better for Karen to have a higher average blood sugar with a toddler at home. Karen had been more prone to low blood sugars in the past. Karen wears an insulin pump and has decided to take advantage of its features such as reminders to check blood sugars and bolus calculator to better manage her blood sugars.

In Karen’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with other moms from the Holistic Moms Network, doing Internet research, reaching out to others about diabetes and celiac disease, and sewing.

Karen feels blessed that she has not had any major diabetes related complications and thanks the support of her family and friends for that. Karen also feels blessed to have a wonderful husband and precious daughter.

Photo Above:  Karen & Riley Grace Tomaziefski

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April 7, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Karen Tomaziefski

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March 31, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Matthew S. Kane

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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 interview Endocrinologist Dr. Matthew S. Kane.

Dr. Matthew S. Kane

Matthew S. Kane, M.D. is a private practice endocrinologist practicing in West Chester Pennsylvania.  He graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School in 1984.  He is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He completed his fellowship at Temple University in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Kane’s present practice includes two physicians, two nurse practitioners, and a CDE/PA (Certified Diabetic Educator/Physician Assistant).  He has been treating patients with Diabetes for twenty years.  Dr. Kane has been lecturing on Diabetes to colleagues and the community since 1987.  He is presently a speaker for many pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Kane has been married for twenty years.  He has three children: a 17-year-old daughter and two sons ages 15 and 12.  He enjoys playing golf with his children.  He also enjoys coaching basketball and baseball with his sons.

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March 31, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Matthew S. Kane





3/24/09 ~ Dr. Thomas I. Margolis and Dr. Brett T. Foxman, Retinal and Ophthalmic Specialist

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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 welcome back Dr. Thomas I. Margolis, Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultant.  Joining them for the first time is colleague Dr. Brett T. Foxman, from Foxman, Foxman & Margolis Associates Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultants, P.C.


Dr. Thomas I. Margolis

Dr. Thomas I. Margolis received his medical degree in 1989 from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He received honors on his thesis: “New Mid-Infrared Lasers for Vitreous Membrane Cutting and Sclerostomy.” Dr. Margolis is in a Private Group Practice located in Southern New Jersey. Foxman, Foxman & Margolis Associates, is limited to vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. He currently is the Principle Investigator in several clinical trials. To learn more about Dr. Margolis and to contact him please visit www.retina.com

Photo Above:  Dr. Thomas I. Margolis

Dr. Brett T. Foxman

Dr. Brett Foxman is a specialist in diseases of the retina.  His background includes college and medical school at Boston University with residency and retina fellowship training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute / UCLA Medical Center.  He is currently the Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Shore Memorial Hospital.  He is on the Board of Directors of the American Retina Foundation and a past board member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).  He is also the current chairman of the annual ASRS Film Festival in which retina specialists from around the world present surgical and educational films related to retinal care.  He is a co-author on numerous publications, a member of numerous professional societies and recipient of the ASRS Honor Award, Vitreous Society Honor Award and the Rhett Buckler Award.

Dr. Foxman has practiced in southern New Jersey since 1992.  He and his associates have state-of-the-art facilities in Vineland, Northfield and Cape May Court House, New Jersey, which are devoted to care of retinal conditions including diabetic eye disease.  This involves examinations, laser procedures, surgery and research of retinal problems.  Currently, they are evaluating new medications and treatments to control diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.  More information about his practice can be found at www.retina.com.

Photo Above:  Dr. Brett T. Foxman

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3/24/09 ~ Dr. Thomas I. Margolis and Dr. Brett T. Foxman, Retinal and Ophthalmic Specialist

 


 

 


 


3/17/09 ~ Thomas White, PharmD ~ Clinical Transplant Pharmacist

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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 interview Thomas White, clinical transplant pharmacist with Our Lady of Lourdes Health System

 

 

Thomas White, PharmD

Tom White serves as the Clinical Transplant Pharmacist at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.  He attended the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2008 and graduated with honors.  Tom wrapped up his 6th year of student rotations at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and decided to stay on staff post grad as a staff pharmacist.  He recently accepted the Clinical Transplant Pharmacist position in September 2008.  Tom also has experience in retail pharmacy as well as drug research.

Tom’s current responsibilities as a transplant pharmacist include educating patients about their medication regimen, answering any medication-related questions patients might have, as well as drug-drug and drug-food interaction monitoring.  He is able to perform these duties while patients are in-house or while they are outpatients at the transplant center.

Outside of practicing pharmacy, Tom enjoys rooting for his favorite Philadelphia sports teams as well as playing golf and playing his guitar.

Photo Above:  Thomas White, PharmD

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3/17/09 ~ Thomas White, PharmD ~ Clinical Transplant Pharmacist





 

 

 



 


3/10/09 ~ Diabetes and The Heart with Cardiologists Dr. Ian Joffe and Dr. Manoj Khandelwal

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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 welcome back Dr. Ian Joffe, Cardiologist along with his colleague Dr. Manoj Khandelwal from Associated Cardiovascular Consultants, PA

Dr. Ian Joffe, MD, FACC

Doctor Ian Joffe was born in South Africa. He attended Medical School at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, graduating with honors in the clinical rotations. Following medical school, he did research at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. This research involved the effects of transplant drugs on bone and led to numerous publications. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

His cardiology training followed at Harvard Medical School, at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Research at Beth Israel led to many publications and reviews in cardiology, including UpToDate, an online resource for medical students and doctors, and publications concerning diabetic heart disease.

Dr. Joffe is currently in private practice with Associated Cardiovascular Consultants in South Jersey. He is Chairman of the Virtua IRB.

He is married and has 2 children. He enjoys windsurfing and running in his spare time.

To learn more about Dr. Ian Joffe and his practice please visit:

Associated Cardiovascular Consultants, PA

Photo Above: Dr. Ian Joffe, MD, FACC

Dr. Manoj Khandelwal

 

Dr. Khandelwal received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York. He obtained his undergraduate degree from New York University, graduating Valedictorian. While attending there, he was a proud member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a National Honor Society for medicine and Phi Beta Kappa, an honor society that recognizes excellence in liberal arts and sciences. He then went on to complete his Residency and Fellowship at Harvard University and Columbia University. Dr. Khandelwal is certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Khandelwal is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and serves on a number of hospital advisory boards and committees. He has admitting privileges at numerous hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley.

Dr. Khandelwal has over 15 years of experience in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease with an approach that often can avoid surgery and spare limbs from amputation.

Dr. Khandelwal lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his family.

Dr. Khandelwal is a winner of  the “Top Doc” award for excellence!

Photo Above:  Dr. Manoj Khandelwal

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3/10/09 ~ Diabetes and The Heart with Cardiologists Dr. Ian Joffe and Dr. Manoj Khandelwal

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3/03/09 ~ Father and Son, Robert and Greg Bauer Living with Diabetes.

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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 interview Father and Son, Robert and Greg Bauer who are living with diabetes.  A fascinating story of how a father and his son started insulin pump therapy together.

Greg Bauer

 

 

Greg Bauer is a 34 year old sales representative who works for a Bio-Pharmaceutical company covering Philadelphia and Southern Jersey; his sales focus is on diabetes management.  He has been working in the Diabetes industry for 5 years.  He began his career selling insulin pumps and then moved to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. who market two medications that help treat both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  It was not by chance that Greg found himself working in the Diabetes industry; it was a choice he made.  Greg has a special intertest in helping people with Diabetes; he has had Type 1 for over 20 years.

He remembers the day that he was diagnosed like it was yesterday.  “I had all of the classic symptoms of the disease: unquenching thirst, frequent urination, lack of energy and losing weight.  I remember asking my Dad if something was wrong with me.”  He said, “Why do you ask?”  I told him, “I LOVED WATER and could not get enough of it.”  My Dad didn’t know how to respond so to be on the safe side he scheduled an appointment with my family doctor.  When they tested my blood glucose it read “HIGH”.  We were sitting in my doctor’s office when he told me that I had Diabetes; I remember thinking that I was going to die!  Needless to say my life changed forever on June 7, 1988.

Growing up with a disease like Diabetes presented a number of challenges for me and family.  For example, low blood glucose, high blood glucose, trips to the hospital, poor control, better control, and now great control – last 4 A1C’s under 6.5!  Throughout my 20 years of living this disease I have experienced it all, the highs of success and blood glucose, the lows and severe hypoglycemia.

When people discover that I have Diabetes the typical response is, “I feel bad for you or that stinks.”  My response is always the same, “I feel fortunate that I have a manageable disease, that does take a lot of discipline, but that’s fine with me.”   There are so many other unmanageable diseases that are killing people everyday.  I was told that I would be able to live a “normal” life; that helped me keep focus.

Most importantly, I truly believe that we are all dealt a hand in life; what you choose to do with that hand is up to the individual person.  Diabetes was one of the cards that were dealt to me; with the help of my support system of family and friends, I am able to manage the ups and downs of the disease to live a normal life. I currently live in West Chester, Pennsylvania with my wife, Valerie, and our dog, Hana.  We enjoy traveling and spending time with our family and friends.

Robert F. Bauer

 

 

Bob Bauer is a 70 year old who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1992, at age 53.  He had knowledge about the disease because his youngest son, Greg, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few years earlier, in 1988.

Bob works full-time for an energy management company that offers billing services for water, gas, and electricity usage to residential apartments and condominiums, office buildings, and industrial sites.

Bob is a brittle diabetic.  Even with good body weight, good nutrition, exercise, checking blood glucose 5 to 9 times a day, and wearing an insulin pump, his good A1Cs are 7.1.

And his Diabetes Educator and his Endocrinologist tell him that aiming for a lower A1C would not be a good idea because his number of lows would increase and that would be dangerous.  Prior to the pump and a good Diabetes Educator his A1Cs were in the 8 range.

He attributes his Diabetes Educator and his son Greg for helping him manage his diabetes more successfully.

Photo Above: Greg & Robert F. Bauer

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3/03/09 ~ Father and Son, Robert and Greg Bauer Living with Diabetes.



 

 

2/24/09 ~ Dr. Shwu-Miin Chen and Dr. Brett Rosenthal

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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 interview Dr. Shwu-Miin Chen & Dr. Brett Rosenthal.  

 

 

Dr. Shwn-Miin Chen

Following graduation from National Taiwan University Medical School in 1968, Dr. Chen came to the United States where she did her residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.  The one year of nephrology fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical center ih Philadelphia, PA., and one year at Cincinnati University Medical Center.

Dr. Chen is on staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Virtua Health System including Marlton, Voorhees and Berlin division.  She is also on staff at JFK Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Dr. Chen specializes in the management of various stages and etiologies of kidney diseases, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, fluid balance, anemia and all other renal related issues.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Chen enjoys teaching residents and fellows as well as translating medical textbooks into Chinese.

Photo Above:  Dr. Shwn-Miin Chen

 

 

Dr. Brett S. Rosenthal

Dr. Rosenthal is a practicing Nephrologist in southern New Jersey.  He grew up in the north western suburbs of Philadelphia. He is board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine.  He then did a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension also at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Upon completion of his training, he joined Haddon Renal-Medical Specialists, a private Nephrology practice serving southern New Jersey.  His office practice is located in Cherry Hill and he is on staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Virtua Hospitals in Berlin, Marlton, and Voorhees, and Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill.  He is also on staff at several local dialysis centers in Camden, Sewell, Cherry Hill, Runnemede, Berlin, and Mount Laurel.

Outside of medical practice, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys spending his free time with his family, including his wife of ten years, and two children, ages five and eight.  He enjoys cooking, music, gardening, and playing the guitar.

Photo Above:  Dr. Brett Rosenthal

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2/24/09 ~ Dr. Shwu-Miin Chen and Dr. Brett Rosenthal

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2/17/09 ~ Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.

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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 interview Sheri Colberg, PhD.  

Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, is an exercise physiologist, author, researcher, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA).  A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, she specializes in research in diabetes and exercise, conducting extensive clinical research with funding from the American Diabetes Association and others.  To date, she has authored eight books: The Diabetic Athlete (2001), Diabetes-Free Kids (2005), The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan (2006), 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes (2007), The Science of Staying Young (2007), Matt Hoover’s Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight (2008), Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook (2008), and Diabetes? No Problema (2009).  In addition, she has authored over 150 research and educational articles on exercise, diabetes, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, weight loss, and more.

Dr. Colberg has over four decades of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser.  A frequent lecturer on diabetes, exercise, fitness, health, and more, she is also a reviewer and editorial board member for several diabetes- and exercise-related scientific journals, a member of two diabetes publications’ advisory boards, a contributor and advisory board member of dLife, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), a professional member of both the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the board of directors for the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association and section editor for their newsletter.  “She is also the executive director of the Lifelong Exercise Institute and the director of exercise physiology for Insulite Laboratories.”  An avid recreational exerciser, she enjoys swimming, walking, fitness machines, biking, tennis, weight training, hiking, yard work, and more.  She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and their three sons.  Information about her published and upcoming books, articles, lectures, and more can be accessed at www.shericolberg.com.

Photo Above:  Sheri Coberg, Ph.D.

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2/17/09 ~ Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.


 

2/10/09 ~ Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist

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NOTICE:  Dr. Stephen Sinclair was unable to travel to our Vineland Studio due to the Flu.  Dr. Sinclair has been rescheduled to appear Spring 2009.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Stephen Sinclair , Retina Specialist.

Dr. Stephen Sinclair

Stephen H. Sinclair, MD has served as the Chief Medical Officer and member of the Management Committee since the inception of Vimetrics, LLC in 2005. The technology of the Company represents more than 25 years of his basic and clinical research in retinal vascular disease and the vision that results. The current technology that is the basis for the patent portfolio encompasses unique vision measuring devices for children and adults and image processing algorithms for screening and following retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He is an ophthalmologist in private practice specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and since 1993 has remained adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinclair has received the Honor and Senior Achievement Awards for from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has published more than 70 original scientific papers as well as lecturing for numerous organizations and universities throughout the world.

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2/03/09 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host an open forum. 

 

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

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2/03/09 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum

 


1/27/09 ~ Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE ~ Intergrated Diabetes Services

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE and owner of Intergrated Diabetes Services.

 

Gary Scheiner  MS, CDE

Gary Scheiner is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Exercise Physiologist who has had Type-1 diabetes for more than 25 years.  He owns and operates Integrated Diabetes Services, a private practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive blood glucose control for children and adults.  He and his staff of diabetes educators provide consultations throughout the world via phone and internet.

Gary earned a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University.  He received his diabetes training with the Joslin Diabetes Center.  He serves as a Board of Directors Officer for the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association and the faculty of Children With Diabetes.  He is an active volunteer for the ADA, JDRF and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.

Gary has written three books and dozens of articles on various topics in intensive diabetes management.  He has also received several awards for his teaching tools and techniques, and speaks regularly at regional, national and international conferences.

A husband, father of five and avid sports fan, Gary enjoys running, cycling, boxing and basketball, as well as cheering on his Philadelphia sports teams.

Photo Above:  Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

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1/27/09 ~ Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE ~ Intergrated Diabetes Services


 

1/20/09 ~ Dr. Sharon Kiernan, Neonatal Medicine

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr.Sharon Kiernan , Neonatal Medicine.

Dr. Sharon Kiernan

Sharon C. Kiernan, MD is the Chief of Neonatal Medicine and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Holy Cross Hospital delivers approximately 9000 babies a year.  Each year, approximately 900 of these newborns are admitted to the 46 bed NICU, the largest in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Kiernan is a graduate of Williams College and The Medical College of Virginia at VCU.  She completed her Pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1985.  She was a practicing pediatrician for four years before embarking on a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Dr. Kiernan has been a member of the medical staff at Holy Cross Hospital since October 1994.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  Dr. Kiernan is a regional trainer in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program in addition to being a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kiernan resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Joe, also a physician, and their two Shelties.  Their three adult daughters have learned a great deal about premature babies from visiting the NICU.

Photo Above:  Dr. Sharon Kiernan

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1/20/09 ~ Dr. Sharon Kiernan, Neonatal Medicine

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1/13/09 ~ Live from Phoenix, Arizona with Dr. Richard Dolinar

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This week Kitty Castellini visits Phoenix, AZ where she will interview Dr. Richard Dolinar, Endocrinologist. Joining co-host Dr. Joseph J. Fallon Jr., in the Vineland Studio is Dr. George J. Petruncio, Family Practice. We invite you to listen in as we discuss many of the Health Care Policies concerns today in our country.  We will also discuss the new FDA Petition co-sponsored by Kitty Castellini.

Diabetes Community Appeals to the FDA:

The message is simple:

“We urge the new FDA leadership to recognize the urgent need for more safe and effective treatment options for diabetes and to reduce barriers to innovation. More treatment options will benefit patients. The disease is progressive. Delays in the availability of new treatments will only result in tremendous cost to public health and the economy. Our recommendation can benefit patients without sacrificing their safety.”

Dr. Richard O. Dolinar

A private practice Clinical Endocrinologist in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Dolinar received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Albany, New York; his medical degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo and did his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University. He is a Senior Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Heartland Institute.

Because he is an active clinician who treats patients his insights and opinions on healthcare issues are frequently sought. Dr. Dolinar has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and has also given Congressional briefings on Capitol Hill. He has presented to state legislators as well as various healthcare industry professionals. Dr. Dolinar has also been interviewed by both the local and national media, including CNN, CBS and PBS.

A published author, in both professional and consumer publications, his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Diabetes Research and the Indiana Health Law Review Journal. His articles have also appeared on various web sites including The Heritage Foundation. He is co-author of the book, Diabetes 101.

Dr. Dolinar is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a past board member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and serves on it’s National Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is also the Chair of its Future of Healthcare Committee. Dr. Dolinar has held leadership positions in other professional organizations as well, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Endocrine Today.

Dr. Dolinar served as a Flight Surgeon in the Vietnam War and is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

Photo Above: Dr. Richard O. Dolinar

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1/13/09 ~ Live from Phoenix, Arizona with Dr. Richard Dolinar


 

January 6, 2009 ~ Dr. David A. Laskin, Internal Medicine

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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 interview Dr.David A. Laskin , Internal Medicine.

Dr. David A. Laskin

 

 

Dr. Laskin is a practicing primary care clinician in Gloucester County, NJ, being board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.  He is the lead physician in a four doctor Internal Medicine practice and is an attending physician at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey since 1982.  He also serves as the medical director of the Transitional Care Unit, a 17 bed unit specializing in rehabilitation.  He is one of only 2500 Certified Medical Directors in the country.

His interests in the field of medicine revolve around preventive health care, stressing proper nutrition, exercise, and being proactive about health.  By practicing medicine “the old fashioned way,” where a doctor can really make a difference in someone’s life,
Dr. Laskin has been able to be quite active in his community and spend the necessary time with his patients in the office, as well as deliver educational seminars to help people stay healthy!

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Laskin is an avid cyclist, participating in the American Cancer Society and MS 150 bike rides annually.  He has been happily married to his wife, Carol, and they have two college-aged daughters that bring them much joy!  He wishes everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!

Photo Above:  Dr. David A. Laskin

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January 6, 2009 ~ Dr. David A. Laskin, Internal Medicine


12/30/08 ~ Kerri Morrone Sparling, Columnist~Diabetes Blogger

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Kerri Morrone Sparling, Columnist and Diabetes Blogger.

Kerri Morrone Sparling

 

 

Diagnosed in 1986, Kerri Morrone Sparling has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 22 years.  After searching online for other people who were living with diabetes and finding very few kindred spirits, she decided to start her own diabetes website and was one of the first few diabetes bloggers in the country.  Now Kerri is one of the top bloggers in the diabetes space, writing daily at Six Until Me.  In addition to her diabetes blog, Kerri is also a columnist at several diabetes websites, including dLife, diaTribe, and contributes to other leading diabetes publications.

In addition to her passion for diabetes advocacy, Kerri is also a full-time editor and community leader at a diabetes media company located in Westport, CT.  She is actively involved with several advocacy organizations and works tirelessly to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes.  “Diabetes doesn’t define me, but it helps explain me,” she says, “and I want to help other feel less alone with this disease.”

Outside of the diabetes realm, Kerri is a die-hard Red Sox fan, budding photographer, and a fitness enthusiast.  Recently married and looking forward to starting a family, Kerri lives with her husband Chris in western Connecticut.

Photo Above:  Kerri Morrone Sparling

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12/30/08 ~ Kerri Morrone Sparling, Columnist~Diabetes Blogger


12/23/08 ~ Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP North Jersey Institute of Menopausal Lipidology

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Thomas Dayspring, North Jersey Institute of Menopausal Lipidology, Newark, N.J

 

Thomas Dayspring, MD, FACP

Director: North Jersey Institute of Menopausal Lipidology

Dr. Thomas Dayspring is a diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He is also a certified menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School and is an attending in Medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson and Wayne, NJ.  His private medical practice of 33 years is currently limited to consulting patients with complex lipid disorders.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Heart Association Council on Atherosclerosis and several other organizations. He is a board member of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association and is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians. He is a faculty member of the Master’s of Lipidology Course offered by the National Lipid Association and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

He is one of the most requested speakers in the United States with expertise on atherothrombosis, lipoprotein and vascular biology, advanced lipoprotein testing, and the CV effects of estrogen and selective estrogen receptor modulation. Dr. Dayspring has given over 2500 lectures, including over 700 hospital and medical school grand rounds, large CME programs in all 50 states and multiple other speaking venues such as teleconferences and web casts during the last eleven years.

He is the author of a chapter on cholesterol synthesis, absorption and excretion in the 2008 textbook, Therapeutic Lipidology as well as several articles relating to lipids and lipoproteins including their pharmacologic modulation and their relationship to gender, estrogen and raloxifene. He also authors “Lipidaholics Anonymous” a biweekly newsletter received by several thousand healthcare professionals. He is a Power Point expert and has created multiple animated slides, including CME CDs, relating to all aspects of lipidology and atherosclerosis.

Photo Above:  Dr. Thomas Dayspring

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12/23/08 ~ Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP North Jersey Institute of Menopausal Lipidology




12/16/08 ~ Dr. Charles R. Egoville, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Charles R. Egoville, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Charles R. Egoville, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicial

 

Following my graduation from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Denistry, I trained at Philadelphia General Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  I subsequently practiced Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas for 35 years.

My particular interests include the treatment of asthma, performing diagnostic and therapeutic fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and the care and management of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit.  I also enjoyed the opportunity to teach medical studies and internal medicine residents.
Dr. Egoville is currently Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey.

Photo Above:  Dr. Charles R. Egoville

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12/16/08 ~ Dr. Charles R. Egoville, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


 

12/09/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Chris Mischler aka “Mr. T”

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will have an Open Forum. Chris Mischler will be joining them via phone from Milwaukee to talk about his unique way of fundraising to support Diabetes Research. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

MILD-MANNERED MAN TRANSFORMS INTO “MR. T” TO SUPPORT DIABETES RESEARCH

Until a couple of months ago, Chris Mischler, 29, was just a regular guy. Then, what innocently began as a fundraising challenge at his company, Fullhouse Interactive in Milwaukee, has the blond-haired, Nicholas Cage look-alike transforming himself into renowned bad-boy celebrity Mr. T, complete with a black Mohawk, multiple piercings on his ears, layers of chains and – soon to come – a tattoo.

The size of that tattoo, however, depends upon how much money Mischler raises. Since late September, Mischler has been challenging his co-workers, friends and family to raise money to support the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. As he’s reached certain fundraising targets, he’s gotten another step closer to becoming a full-blown Mr. T look-alike. Having raised almost $3,600 to date, he is up to Phase 5 in his nine-phase plan. *Should he reach his ultimate goal of $100,000, he will sport a full A-Team collage tattoo across his back. 

Mischler, who lost his father to diabetes, never thought about getting a tattoo so it came as a shock to those who know him. “I was never really against tattoos, there was just never anything important enough to me to permanently brand my body with. Now, maybe I’ve found something.”

What came as a shock to Mischler is how his transformation into Mr. T has transformed his life as he knew it, particularly in the way people react to him. “I used to be almost invisible, now I’m far from it. I get looks from people, they try to avoid me, and they think I’m this tough guy when I’m really not that way at all,” explains the single web developer, who says it’s also had an effect on his ability to meet women.

“They certainly have a first impression of me and ask themselves can they really date a guy with this kind of hair,” Mischler says. Now he’s met someone online-who had a chance to see his before and after photos!

Another fundraising event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 26th at the Fifth Ward Pub, 814 S. 2nd St. Starting at 5 p.m. All donations to Chris Mischler’s Mr. T challenge support The Diabetes Research Institute

* Chris Mischler’s 9-Phase Plan of Transformation

>> Phase 1: $100 Grew a beard

>> Phase 2: $200 Dyed my (blond) hair black

>> Phase 3: $300 Shaved the Mr. T mohawk

>> Phase 4: $500 Got an ear piercing, and an additional piercing for every $50 (up to 6)

>> Phase 5: $2,500 First-level of the tattoo challenge: small “I Pity The Fool!” arm tattoo

>> Phase 6: $7,500 by Nov 23, 2008 A portrait of Mr. T above the text “I Pity The Fool!”

>> Phase 7: $20,000 The size of the tattoo doubles, to take up most of my upper arm

>> Phase 8: $50,000 An A-Team collage ‘quarter-sleeve’ tattoo

>> Phase 9: $100,000 A full A-Team collage tattoo on my back

Photo Above: Chris Mischler Before and After

Chris Mischler is on a mission to transform himself into “Mr. T” to support

The Diabetes Research Institute

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12/09/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Chris Mischler aka “Mr. T”



 

12/02/08 ~ Joe Martinez, Pharmacist & Type 1 Diabetic

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Joe Martinez, Pharmacist and Type 1 Diabetic.

Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez has had diabetes for over 16 years. He is a pharmacist, diabetic educator and insulin-pump using diabetic. The first two years he was on varying oral medications. He then progressed to injectable glargine insulin and quickly added rapid-acting insulin injections to his therapy regimen.

He considers himself in good control now using an insulin-pump with rapid-acting insulin and meal-time injections of pramlintide. Joe’s A1C numbers usually range from 6.3 to 6.7 depending on the time on year and how much traveling he does for work.

Joe and his wife Michele have three sons and live in the Princeton area of New Jersey. He enjoys coaching his son’s basketball team. Joe feels that he’s in better shape now with diabetes, than he was 25 years ago without diabetes. He takes the time to eat better, exercise more (he can do better here) and maintains a positive outlook on life.

Diabetes runs in Joe’s family. Both his grandmother’s were diabetic, as well as, his father is a Type 2 diabetic. One day he brought a glucose monitor home to show his father how to use it. After a Sunday meal of ravioli, broccoli and garlic bread, his father’s sugar level was 144 and Joe’s was 253. A quick trip to the doctors office and it was confirmed – diabetes.

At first, Joe couldn’t believe it. The reality of it slowly sank in. He then wanted to know as much about the disease as possible. His motivation was that someday, he wanted to run around with his grandchildren, with his own two legs and not in a wheel chair. Joe often says that he’s in better shape now, than he was 25 years ago – just making lemonade when you’re given lemons!

“It’s not what happens to you but how you respond that the key”. Joe is constantly talking to doctors and other health care professionals about the need for “appropriate therapy for the appropriate patient” in diabetes management.

In addition, he tries to personalize the diabetes patient to people who may not have an awareness of what the challenges of diabetes therapy are and how the disease will progress. Joe believes that one day their will be a cure for diabetes and he works to be part of the solution.

Photo Above: Joe Martinez

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12/02/08 ~ Joe Martinez, Pharmacist & Type 1 Diabetic

11/25/08 ~ Amy Tenderich, “DiabetesMine”

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Amy Tenderich, founder of DiabetesMine.

Amy Tenderich

Amy Tenderich is a journalist, book author and Health 2.0 expert based in San Francisco, CA. She began her career as a journalist, and has experience in magazine editing, marketing and PR. Following two stints overseas and 13 years of communications work in the Silicon Valley technology industry, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May 2003, and subsequently launched DiabetesMine.comTM, “a gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people living with diabetes” – for which she recently received the Lilly for Life Achievement AwardTM for diabetes journalism.

DiabetesMine.com is now considered the best-read diabetes blog in the country, and ranks in the Top 10 of the World’s Top Blogs in Health & Medicine on the Health Care100 Index. Amy and DiabetesMine.com have been featured in Newsweek, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the UK Guardian, NPR’s Future Tense, TechCrunch, and a number of other influential blogs and publications.

Amy is also Community Manager of a new social networking site for diabetics called DiabeticConnect.com.

She recently collaborated with Dr. Richard Jackson, a leading physician from Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, to co-author the book, “Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes” – hailed as the first-ever straightforward guidebook providing a clear strategy for living well with diabetes and avoiding the long-term health damage it can cause.

As Co-Founder of TnT Initiatives, LLC, Amy is a regular contributor to a number of leading diabetes publications, and provides consulting services to pharmaceutical companies and healthcare technology innovators.

She holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach, and an M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Photo Above: Amy Tenderich

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11/25/08 ~ Amy Tenderich, “DiabetesMine”


11/18/08 ~ Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz.

Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz

I have been an active medical practitioner for over 40 years with training in infectious diseases, internal medicine, and geriatrics.

I have served abroad in the tropics with the United States Army and as the Post Surgeon at the Army Biological Warfare Laboratories. Subsequent to that I have been in the practice of internal medicine, infectious diseases, and geriatrics and academic medicine first at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia where I was Professor of Medicine and Microbiology until 1980, and subsequently in private practice here in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

My interests obviously lie in the three areas listed above (internal medicine, infectious diseases, and geriatrics) and in this vein I have had the opportunity to come across patients who suffer from diabetes mellitus and its complications in multiple ways.

Photo Above: Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz

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11/18/08 ~ Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz


11/11/08 ~ Greg Bauer, Type 1 Diabetic

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Greg Bauer, Type One Diabetic

Greg Bauer

Greg Bauer is a 34 year old sales representative who works for a Bio-Pharmaceutical company covering Philadelphia and Southern Jersey; his sales focus is on diabetes management. He has been working in the Diabetes industry for 5 years. He began his career selling insulin pumps and then moved to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. who market two medications that help treat both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It was not by chance that Greg found himself working in the Diabetes industry; it was a choice he made. Greg has a special inertest in helping people with Diabetes; he has had Type 1 for over 20 years.

He remembers the day that he was diagnosed like it was yesterday. “I had all of the classic symptoms of the disease: unquenching thirst, frequent urination, lack of energy and losing weight. I remember asking my Dad if something was wrong with me.” He said, “Why do you ask?” I told him, “I LOVED WATER and could not get enough of it.” My Dad didn’t know how to respond so to be on the safe side he scheduled an appointment with my family doctor. When they tested my blood glucose it read “HIGH”. We were sitting in my doctor’s office when he told me that I had Diabetes; I remember thinking that I was going to die! Needless to say my life changed forever on June 7, 1988.

Growing up with a disease like Diabetes presented a number of challenges for me and family. For example, low blood glucose, high blood glucose, trips to the hospital, poor control, better control, and now great control – last 4 A1C’s under 6.5! Throughout my 20 years of living this disease I have experienced it all, the highs of success and blood glucose, the lows and severe hypoglycemia.

When people discover that I have Diabetes the typical response is, “I feel bad for you or that stinks.” My response is always the same, “I feel fortunate that I have a manageable disease, that does take a lot of discipline, but that’s fine with me.” There are so many other unmanageable diseases that are killing people everyday. I was told that I would be able to live a “normal” life; that helped me keep focus.

Most importantly, I truly believe that we are all dealt a hand in life; what you choose to do with that hand is up to the individual person. Diabetes was one of the cards that were dealt to me; with the help of my support system of family and friends, I am able to manage the ups and downs of the disease to live a normal life. I currently live in West Chester, Pennsylvania with my wife, Valerie, and our dog, Hana. We enjoy traveling and spending time with our family and friends.

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11/11/08 ~ Greg Bauer, Type 1 Diabetic

 

 

 


11/04/08 ~ Kathleen McDonald, Nurse Practitioner

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Kathleen McDonald, Nurse Practitioner.

Kathleen McDonald, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM,CDE

Kathleen McDonald, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM,CDE, is a Certified Diabetes Educator(CDE) and Certified Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health, Gerontology, and Advanced Diabetes Management (ADM).

Kathleen received her RN degree from the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden in 1973, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of the State of New York in1983. Kathleen completed her Masters of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program in 1985.

Ms. McDonald is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health (1985), Gerontology (1986), and Advanced Diabetes Management (2002) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally she is credentialed as a Certified Diabetes Educator by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators since 1986.

Kathleen was the 1999 recipient of the Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators’ Diabetes Educator of the Year award.

Since 2003, Kathleen is in private practice with a physician in Cherry Hill, NJ where she is responsible for the medical /metabolic management and diabetes self management education of a cohort of adult patients in the sub acute, long term, and primary care settings. Previous positions include National Project Director of a national Diabetes Quality Improvement Study with 65 certified diabetes educators nationwide; Diabetes Nurse Practitioner/Education Specialist-Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Nurse Practitioner Diabetes Services-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, and a 16 year practice in Voorhees, NJ, with a physician where she was responsible for medical management and diabetes self management education of adult patients with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Kathleen is a past president of the Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators and the New Jersey State Nurses Association Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice and a former chair of the Professional Education Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Ms. McDonald has given professional presentations on Diabetes Education and Management on a state (New Jersey State Nurses Association (New York State Nurses Association) and national level (American Association of Diabetes Educators).

Kathleen has published numerous articles on diabetes management and education for both consumers and health care professionals. She most recently was a coauthor of an educational module for baccalaureate nursing faculty on Assessment and Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium.

Photo Above: Kathleen McDonald

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11/04/08 ~ Kathleen McDonald, Nurse Practitioner

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10/28/08 ~ The Diabetes Research Institute Diabetes 2.0 Update Open Forum

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will have an Open Forum. The two will be talking about the Diabetes Research Institute Diabetes 2.0 Conference that they will be attending in New York City on Saturday, October 25, 2008. They will be taking your phone calls and answering your questions on Diabetes. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

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

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10/28/08 ~ The Diabetes Research Institute Diabetes 2.0 Update Open Forum

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10/21/08 ~ Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport, Clinical Psychologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport, Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Rapaport is the author of When Diabetes Hits Home; the Whole Family’s Guide to Living Well With Diabetes

Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport, L.S.C.W., Psy. D.

Wendy Satin Rapaport, L.S.C.W., Psy.D., is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami, and has specialized in individual, marital, family and group therapy for patients with diabetes for more than 20 years. A professional writer, Dr. Rapaport has published more than 30 articles on this subject, and frequently lectures around the country. In 1999, she was awarded the National Health Information Award for her book, When Diabetes Hits Home: The Whole Family’s Guide to Emotional Health. In her book she addresses the challenges facing people with diabetes, both those who are newly diagnosed and those who have lived with diabetes for many years, as well as strategies for the management of diabetes through actions and attitudes for everyone involved.

For more information on Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport click here.

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10/21/08 ~ Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport, Clinical Psychologist

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10/14/08 ~ Dr. Scott Schaffer, ENT

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Scott Schaffer, ENT. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments.

Preventing Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

with Dr. Scott Schaffer, Otolaryngologist

Scott R. Schaffer, MD, FACS

Dr. Schaffer grew up in Bucks County and graduated from Gettysburg College, where he lettered in 2 sports for 4 years and was named All-American Honorable Mention in soccer. He received a Masters degree in Anatomy at Hahnemann University, and earned his MD from The Medical College of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia. Dr. Schaffer trained in Surgery and Otolaryngology at Temple University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

He joined the staff at Cooper Hospital in Camden, and quickly attained joint Associate Professorship in Surgery/Otolaryngology and Pediatrics; he also became the Head of the Section of Otolaryngology. During this time, Dr. Schaffer performed clinical research into various areas of ENT, including the science behind dangerous ear infections in diabetic patients.

Dr. Schaffer left Cooper in 1999 to open The ENT Specialty Center in Gibbsboro. He specializes in snoring, sinus, voice and thyroid problems in adults and children. He has clinical privileges in the Virtua Health System (Voorhees, Berlin and Marlton divisions) and at the Summit Surgery Center and Cooper Surgery Center, both in Voorhees.

While not caring for patients, Dr. Schaffer enjoys golf, outdoor adventure activities and photography.

For more information about Dr. Schaffer and his practice, visit:

 

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10/14/08 ~  Dr. Scott Schaffer, ENT

 

10/07/08 ~ Diabetic Heart Disease with Dr. Ian Joffe, Cardiologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Ian Joffe, Cardiologist. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments.

Dr. Ian Joffe, MD, FACC

Doctor Ian Joffe was born in South Africa. He attended Medical School at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, graduating with honors in the clinical rotations. Following medical school, he did research at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. This research involved the effects of transplant drugs on bone and led to numerous publications. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

His cardiology training followed at Harvard Medical School, at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Research at Beth Israel led to many publications and reviews in cardiology, including UpToDate, an online resource for medical students and doctors, and publications concerning diabetic heart disease.

Dr. Joffe is currently in private practive with Associated Cardiovascular Consultants in South Jersey. He is Chairman of the Virtua IRB.

He is married and has 2 children. He enjoys windsurfing and running in his spare time.

To learn more about Dr. Ian Joffe and his practice please visit:

Associated Cardiovascular Consultants, PA

Photo Above: Dr. Ian Joffe, MD, FACC

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10/07/08 ~  Diabetic Heart Disease with Dr. Ian Joffe, Cardiologist

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9/30/08 ~ Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Manny Hernandez, co-founder of “Diabetes Hands Foundation.” Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments.

Manny Hernandez

Manny Hernandez is a Venezuelan-born Social Entrepreneur and a Community Strategist who has had LADA diabetes since 2003. In March 2007, he founded TuDiabetes.com, a community for people touched by diabetes in English, followed by EsTuDiabetes.com, a sister community for those who only speak Spanish. Since January 2008, he lives in California, where he co-founded the Diabetes Hands Foundation along with his wife, Andreina Davila. Besides running the two communities to help connect people touched by diabetes with the help of a number of passionate volunteers, the nonprofit works to raise diabetes awareness through programs such as Word In Your Hand.

 

Photo Above: Mr. Manny Hernandez

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9/30/08 ~ Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation


9/23/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum, The ABC’s of Diabetes

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will have an Open Forum. They will be taking your phone calls and answering your questions on Diabetes. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

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

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9/23/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum, The ABC’s of Diabetes

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9/16/08 ~ Diabetic Gastroparesis with Dr. Jay Malamut, Gastroenterology

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Jay Malamut, Gastroenterology. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments.

Jay Malamut, MD

Dr Malamut graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Biology with Honors. He earned his MD degree at Hahnemann University and also completed his internship, residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Hahnemann. Dr. Malamut has also earned a Masters Degree in Medical Management from the Department of Health Systems Management in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.

Dr Malamut has been in the private practice of Gastroenterology in Voorhees, NJ since 1986. He is on the staff of Virtua Hospital and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Centennial Surgery Center in Voorhees. He has held previous positions as Clinical Instructor at Hahnemann University and as Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology at Virtua Health.

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9/16/08 ~ Diabetic Gastroparesis with Dr. Jay Malamut, Gastroenterology

9/09/08 ~ Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist

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This week Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist

Drs Foxman, Foxman and Margolis are pleased to announce the addition of Guri Bronner, MD as their fourth vitreoretinal specialist. Dr. Bronner completed his Medical School at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ and his Residency training at New Jersey Medical School. He then completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Vanderbilt University. He is equipped with knowledge and skills in the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques for treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Bronner will also participate in the Clinical Trials Center at Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultants, helping to bring emerging new treatments to their patients before they are available elsewhere. Dr. Bronner is available for consultations at the Northfield, Cape May and Vineland offices.

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9/09/08 ~ Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist

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9/2/08 ~ Living with Juvenile Diabetes through the years.

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Parth Leach whose five year old daughter Nyssa was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of three. Also appearing with them in the studio will be Ms. Barbara Pancari who has lived with Juvenile Diabetes for the past “54″ years! Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Parth & Nyssa Leach

Parth A. Leach is a 38 year old married mother to two girls, ages 11 and 5, and a step-mother to a 16 year old girl.. She and her husband have been married for almost 13 years. Their youngest daughter, Nyssa, was diagnosed with Type 1, Juvenile, Diabetes in November, 2005. She had just “celebrated” her third birthday the previous day. The day of Nyssa was diagnosed she began a regimen of finger pokes (7 or more times per day), carbohydrate counting (for EVERY morsel of food), and insulin shots (4 or more per day)…every single day. She endured Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) for just over 2 years before beginning to use an insulin pump in January, 2008. An insulin pump eases some of the daily issues associated with Type 1 Diabetes, but it is not a cure. Nyssa must be connected to her pump 24/7 to be able to receive her life-saving insulin. She is still required to test her blood sugar 7 or more times per day. The insulin pump is connected to her via an infusion site which must be changed every two to three days. She does not enjoy site-change days…but she does not want to go back to a needle with every meal. We must find a cure.

Photo Above: Parth & Nyssa Leach

Ms. Barbara Pancari

Diagnosed with diabetes mellitus at age 8, I am now about to turn 62 years old and have had the disease for almost 54 years. Quite frankly, it is very unsettling to see this statistic in writing.

As a child my disease was controlled with first one, then two daily injections: Lente and Regular insulin in the morning, and Lente at dinnertime. Although throughout my childhood I was a very conscientious diabetic who almost never “cheated,” I suffered greatly with the dietary restrictions. I was on a rigid diet of “exchanges” which left very little room for variety. I hated being hungry so much of the time and I also hated HAVING to eat when I was not hungry.

When I became an adult I made the supremely stupid and irresponsible decision to start eating more of what I wanted. My insulin remained the same, but I began eating more sweets and other “forbidden” foods when I should not have. Through all this, I excelled in high school and college, graduating in 1968 magna cum laude with a B.A. in foreign languages. I became a high school language teacher.

At age 21 I decided to ignore the protests of my parents and travel to Madrid, Spain to study for a Master’s degree during one summer. It was an exhilarating experience, and I had no significant problems controlling my diabetes. Or so I thought…but the cheating continued. By the third year I decided to relocate to Madrid and work for one year. I cannot overemphasize how strongly my parents opposed this move. They were terrified for my health, but I persisted and made the move in 1971.

I spent almost eight wonderful years living and working in Madrid for several multinational firms. I had never thought it possible that I could survive – successfully – in a foreign country, and I am extremely grateful for the experience. Although I had no major health setbacks, I must admit to continually being lax with my diet. In hindsight, I realize I have been extremely fortunate to have not developed complications much earlier than I did. I never tested my sugar – I’m not even sure when home glucose monitors became available – and saw my endocrinologist only once a year, when I returned to the USA to visit my family. My parents, incidentally, continued to be extremely opposed to my living in Europe and berated me constantly.

For several reasons – none related to diabetes – I decided to return to the USA to live in late 1978. I was 32 years old. By my late 30s I had developed hypertension and had already been treated for diabetic retinopathy in both eyes.

By age 50 I was being treated for hypertension and hyperthyroidism and early stage kidney disease. In all these years my insulin regimen had not changed and I still was not checking my glucose levels. When it became increasingly apparent that I was in very poor control, my internist recommended an endocrinologist, Dr. Edward Ruby of Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Ruby prescribed taking only Regular at dinnertime, but also a third daily injection of Lente at bedtime. At first, I was devastated at the thought of an additional shot, but soon became accustomed to it as it formed part of my daily routine. For the first time I started getting my hemoglobin A1C levels checked. They were not good. Dr. Ruby advised going on the insulin pump, but I was extremely frightened at the thought of an accidental overdose, and the thought of wearing an apparatus was a complete turnoff.

By age 54 and realizing that a consistent fasting blood glucose level in the 400s was completely unacceptable, I made the life-changing decision to try the insulin pump, thanks in part to encouragement by Kitty Castellini. I chose the then-Minimed 508 model and attended training.

Again, I cannot overemphasize how frightened and overwhelmed I was with the thought of wearing and using the pump. After my training, which was five hours long, I was convinced I would never master it and cried bitterly in the doctor’s darkened waiting room. Fortunately, my then-boyfriend was with me and helped allay my fears. Notwithstanding, for the first few weeks I was on the Minimed hotline every single day with questions and concerns. But I did it. I mastered the pump.

Now, of course, I count carbohydrates like I should and I test my glucose about 12 times daily, or more if I’m having unexplained highs or lows. It doesn’t bother me in the least. My A1c results are much improved from pre-pump, but they could still be better. I have always been difficult to control and I continue to be, in spite of the more flexible lifestyle afforded by the pump. It is still a daily struggle, but at least I have the knowledge I am doing all I can to control my disease.

I have had serious complications, however. At age 43 I was diagnosed with one almost completely occluded (blocked) carotid artery. I had surgery at Jefferson and since that time have not had a recurrence, but it can happen. At age 56 I had a cerebral aneurysm that required a month-long hospitalization. It was a very slow recovery, since being on life support for a time had caused a horrendous infection in my throat that impeded my breathing for months. The incident occurred in September 2003 and the throat infection was not diagnosed until March 2004. I was referred to Jefferson’s Dr. Joseph Spiegel for laser surgery and had to wear a trach for several weeks following the two surgeries. They were successful, although my airway is not 100% clear and never will be. However, I am able to breathe normally, and am grateful for that. The entire experience of the aneurysm was the worst of my life, and I continue to live in fear of a recurrence.

I try very hard to control the hypertension and kidney disease, which seems to be responding to medication. Of course, I am very careful with any eye issues and see my retina specialist regularly. I perform aerobic exercise almost every day for 30 minutes. I hate it with all my heart but know it can benefit me greatly.

In summary, if I had to rank all the major problems in my life, diabetes would not be on the short list. I can see, I can walk, I can drive, I can go to work every day, and that is a privilege I do not take for granted. If I have to say so myself, I don’t even look that bad for my age!

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9/2/08 ~ Living with Juvenile Diabetes through the years.


8/26/08 ~ Mr. Gary Kleiman, Executive Director of Medical Development at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Gary Kleiman, Executive Director of Medical Development at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute. Kitty had the opportunity to visit Gary several times at Diabetes Reseach Institute in Miami. Kitty describes Gary as spending the day with an old friend! Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Gary Kleiman

Gary Kleiman, born in New York in 1953, has been an advocate for research toward a cure for diabetes for more than three decades.

Now, Executive Director of Medical Development at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute, Kleiman has testified before the House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Health and at the Capitol Summit for Diabetes Research about the need for increased diabetes research funding. He has written and been featured in magazines and newspaper articles and has made numerous appearances on local and national radio and television talk and news shows to discuss the impact of diabetes and research progress. Kleiman’s autobiography No Time To Lose (1983, William Morrow & Co., Inc.) is an account of his extraordinary life and achievements while coping with some of diabetes’ most severe complications. In 2006, he was featured in Cheating Destiny Living With Diabetes, America’s Biggest Epidemic (Houghton Mifflin Company) by James S. Hirsch.

Diagnosed with the disease at age six, he developed diabetic retinopathy by age 18 and was among the first to be treated with argon laser which has become the standard treatment for this eye disease. Later, at age 28, he required a kidney transplant and again, he was among the first to use a new immune suppressive drug, cyclosporine, to prevent rejection of his mother’s kidney. In 2001 a second transplant was needed. His brother, Glenn, donated one of his kidneys. On November 1, 2002, Kleiman received an infusion of insulin-producing islets which for the first time since 1960 freed him of insulin injections.

Although diabetes complications prevented his graduation, Kleiman attended Syracuse University as an art major, and played varsity tennis. He went on to become a recognized and accomplished sculptor with numerous commissioned works to his credit, including The International Pisart Vision Award sponsored by the Lighthouse for the Blind in New York.

In 1972, diabetes complications led Kleiman’s parents to what was then a small but highly reputable diabetes program at the University of Miami. The Kleiman’s went on to become one of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s founding families and remain vocal in their support of the Institute.

In 1978, Gary himself began working for the Diabetes Research Institute as a youth counselor and diabetes camp coordinator. He went on to serve on the Board of Trustees of Eagle’s Nest Camp for Children with Diabetes in North Carolina. Later, Kleiman coordinated flights for donor organ procurement and served as managing editor for Pathways, a diabetes research magazine for lay readers.

Kleiman worked closely with the leadership of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO as they financed and built the state-of-the-art building which today houses the Diabetes Research Institute. The internationally recognized institution, located at the University of Miami School of Medicine, was completed and inaugurated in 1994. Today, Kleiman helps lead the institute’s national fundraising and public affairs activities. He lives in Miami with his wife, Chris and two young sons, Ben and Daniel

Photo Above: Gary Kleiman

Rhoda Baer ~ Photographer

Photo Above: Gary Kleiman

Anastasia Walsh ~ Photographer

Photo Above: Gary Kleiman & Kitty Castellini

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8/26/08 ~ Mr. Gary Kleiman, Executive Director of Medical Development at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute


 

8/19/08 ~ Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Jamie Dillinger

Jamie Dillinger is a family nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator. Over the past eighteen months, she has been working at Suburban Endocrinology in Drexel Hill and Exton, Pennsylvania. She treats patients with diabetes.

Jamie was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 1978 and then again in1982. Five years after this, symptoms of diabetes returned. She was told that she had type 2 diabetes. However, five years later required insulin. In 1994, she went on an insulin pump.

Jamie’s experience in diabetes started in 1991 where she was responsible for managing an outpatient diabetes education program. This program was the first of its kind in the area to focus on intensive management for patients on multiple daily injections and insulin pumps. During that time, she created a CD ROM that teaches patients how to count carbohydrates called Meals n Carbs. Her goal was to make meal planning and carbohydrate counting easier for patients. She also published several articles in Nursing Spectrum and the Diabetes Educator: articles on the recognition, prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia; insulin pump therapy; and carbohydrate counting. Jamie appeared in several newspaper and magazines articles where she discusses how she manages her life with diabetes. She has lectured for the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and TRIADE, the local chapter of AADE.

In 1999, she went to work for Medtronic MiniMed as the clinical specialist for South Jersey, Philadelphia, and surrounding counties. During her time at Medtronic, Jamie was responsible for facilitating intensive management programs in diabetes centers and many physician practices. After leaving Medtronic, Jamie helped to create a glucose sensor program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Jamie can be reached at her offices in Drexel Hill at 610 626-6317 and Exton at 610 524-7702.

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8/19/08 ~ Jamie Dillinger, Nurse Practitioner

 

8/12/08 ~ Kitty and Dr. Fallon Celebrate Kitty’s “4th” Birthday of her Pancreas Transplant with Special Guest: Dr. Benjamin Philosophe, Transplant Surgeon

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will celebrate Kitty turning “four” since her successful pancreas transplant with Special Guest: Dr. Benjamin Philosophe, Chief, Division of Transplantation at The University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Philosophe performed Kitty’s Pancreas Transplant Alone on August 13, 2004. Kitty will share with the listening audience her personal story of what it was like to live with type one diabetes, diabetic eye disease and to under go Pancreas Transplantation. Kitty will also talk about what it is like to be “Cured!” This weeks show is being dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Freed. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dr. Benjamin Philosophe

Benjamin Philosophe is chief of the Division of Transplantation and is the director of liver transplantation. He received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his surgical residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Philosophe was a transplant fellow at both University of Toronto and the University of Maryland. His expertise is in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, as well as kidney and pancreas transplant. His research interests are in signal transduction defects in T-cells and portal tolerance. His clinical interests are in the management of liver tumors.

Photo Above: Dr. Benjamin Philosophe, Transplant Surgeon

Photo Above: Kitty with Dr. Philosophe

Photo Above: Kitty in the Gift Shop at UMMC where the Reese’s Cup story began with Rabbi Freed!

Diabetes Living Today was founded by a “Diabetic Doctor ~ Patient team,” with one experiencing a cure. Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr., and his patient Kitty Castellini went in search of a cure for her type one diabetes which had taken control of her life. Together they battled her disease which had taken so much from her. Kitty was left with no quality of life; she had suffered physically and mentally never to give into despair.

Instead the pair had a vision; in order for this to work they both knew that they would need a strong Dr. ~ Patient relationship. One based on complete trust and honesty for others to see. The first place the pair turned to was The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami for Islet Cell Transplantation.

Kitty was accepted into the Islet Cell Transplant program at The Diabetes Research Institute, however Kitty still had 98 percent of her own kidney function. Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, N.J., felted that whole organ transplant would be a better option.

Dr. Fallon now guided Kitty towards The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. This transplant center is number one in the world for kidney transplantation. Kitty was accepted immediately into their program. She was considered the perfect candidate for a Pancreas Transplant Alone (PTA). Kitty was soon listed on UNOS national list for a rare pancreas transplant. On the eight night she received her life saving/changing phone call. The next morning Kitty was heading to Maryland where she underwent an eight hour surgical transplant.

Kitty spent several months at The University of Maryland Medical Center recovering. During her stay she became friends with someone who became extremely “special” to her, Rabbi Freed worked with transplant patients. Kitty remembers waking up to find him at her side as he had stayed with her during the entire night. Kitty and Rabbi Freed had become inseparable; they would spend hours together as he helped her heal. They were seen all over the hospital, he would sit with Kitty while she would sleep. One day the pair got into a little mischief together, off the two of them went down to the gift shop. Kitty had wanted to test out her new pancreas. Rabbi Freed took Kitty to buy her a candy. Kitty picked out a Reese’s Cup, he then wheeled her outside where the two of them shared a Reese’s Cup. It was then that Kitty shared with Rabbi Freed that her endocrinologist was also a type one Diabetic and that he would be happy to see her able to eat the forbidden sweet. The Rabbi encouraged Kitty to share her new freedom in life with her Dr. Kitty was excited when Dr. Fallon would call her and send her cards. She could not wait to return to show him that she was truly cured! Upon seeing her trusting physician Kitty did pull out a Reese’s Cup only to have it taken from her hands by Dr. Fallon, who was all to happy to open it for her! The two shared a tear, a smile and hug, knowing they had beaten the odds, one was cured!

Their battle was over as Kitty came from the depths of darkness and became the light on this disease. A disease that took so much from her, she has now taken back. Always at each others side Kitty and Dr. Fallon have open the doors for others to understand diabetes. To focus on overcoming the impossible with a resolution to win the battle.

If you are living with Diabetes we ask you to take a minute…

Look in the mirror…

Rethink your diabetes…

You can live a healthier today with Diabetes.

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8/12/08 ~ Kitty and Dr. Fallon Celebrate Kitty’s “4th” Birthday of her Pancreas Transplant with Special Guest: Dr. Benjamin Philosophe, Transplant Surgeon

8/05/08 ~ Dr. Paul J. Lawyer, Dentist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Paul J. Lawyer, Dentist. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

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.

Photo Above: Dr. Paul J. Lawyer

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8/05/08 ~ Dr. Paul J. Lawyer, Dentist



7/29/08 ~ Milton Frantz, Pharmacist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Milton Frantz, Pharmacist. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. Tuesday

Milton Frantz

Milt has been a pharmacist for 40 years and has been involved in all areas of the profession, which have include Hospital practice, Retail practice, Consulting and as a Governmental Consultant. Milt recently retired after working for 26 years as a Senior Pharmaceutical Consultant with the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (Medicaid) and Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Age and Disabled (PAAD). Milt has been certified for the last 20 years in Diabetes management and education and Asthma management and education.

Milt is license in four states and hold degrees in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now USP) and University of Wyoming at Laramie (PharmD).

Milt now works part-time as a Retail Pharmacist and has his own Consulting Company.

Milt has been an Insulin Dependent Diabetic for 35 years.

Photo Above: Milton Frantz

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7/29/08 ~ Milton Frantz, Pharmacist


July 22, 2008 ~ Dr. Richard Dolinar, Endocrinologist from Phoenix, Arizona

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. Richard Dolinar from Phoenix, AZ. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dr. Richard O. Dolinar

A private practice Clinical Endocrinologist in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Dolinar received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in Albany, New York; his medical degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo and did his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University. He is a Senior Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Heartland Institute.

Because he is an active clinician who treats patients his insights and opinions on healthcare issues are frequently sought. Dr. Dolinar has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and has also given Congressional briefings on Capitol Hill. He has presented to state legislators as well as various healthcare industry professionals. Dr. Dolinar has also been interviewed by both the local and national media, including CNN, CBS and PBS.

A published author, in both professional and consumer publications, his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Diabetes Research and the Indiana Health Law Review Journal. His articles have also appeared on various web sites including The Heritage Foundation. He is co-author of the book, Diabetes 101.

Dr. Dolinar is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a past board member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and serves on it’s National Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is also the Chair of its Future of Healthcare Committee. Dr. Dolinar has held leadership positions in other professional organizations as well, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Endocrine Today.

Dr. Dolinar served as a Flight Surgeon in the Vietnam War and is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

Photo Above: Dr. Richard O. Dolinar

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July 22, 2008 ~ Dr. Richard Dolinar, Endocrinologist from Phoenix, Arizona


 

7/9/08 ~ “Special Notice”

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We here at Diabetes Living Today would like to make you aware that Kitty will not be on the air for several weeks. She will have surgery on Wednesday July 9, 2008, to repair an incisional hernia. Her surgery will be performed at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care System in Camden, N.J. Transplant Surgeon Dr. Nasser I . Youssef will perform Kitty’s surgery. Kitty is hoping that she will be able to come home on the same day to start to recover.

Dr. Fallon will continue with the show each week with “Special Guest Co-host” filling in for Kitty. We ask you to please be patient and know that the website will be updated as soon as Kitty is feeling better. Kitty plays a major role in this website. Dr. Fallon will give updates weekly on her recovery. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Upcoming Guest:

July 15, 2008 ~ Dr. Arijit Chakravarty, Transplant Nephrologist Our Lady of Lourdes Health System

July 22, 2008 ~ Dr. Richard Dolinar, Endocrinologist from Phoenix, Arizona

As many of you know Kitty had a successful Pancreas Transplant almost four years ago, Her wish is to help diabetics, their friends and family to understand this disease, how to live a healthier today. Her wish that comes from the heart is to see a “Cure” for all who suffer from this disease. Every 20 seconds a person in The United States dies from diabetes and it’s complication. Insulin is not a cure!

A Special Thanks to the Transplant Team at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care System.

Photo Above: Our Lady of Lourdes’ Hospital, Camden, NJ

Photo Above: (from left to right) Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon, Mrs. Patti Walsh, Post~Transplant Nurse, Kitty Castellini & Former State of NJ Senator Mr. Nicholas Asselta

7-8-08 ~ Dr. Harvey Karpo, Podiatrist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Harvey Karpo, Podiatrist. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dr. Harvey Karpo

Dr. Karpo graduated the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 with a B.S. in Chemistry and the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, now the Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine, in 1975 with the degree of DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Kennedy Hospital in Washington Township in 1976.

Dr. Karpo is Board Certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine and a member of the American Diabetes Association.

He has been an active member of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society for many years and served as President of that organization from 2003-2004 and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Currently in private practice in Woodbury at 649 North Broad Street, Dr. Karpo specializes in the non-surgical treatment of foot problems and stresses the importance of all aspects of preventative foot care, especially in the diabetic patient.

He has been on staff, and treating patients at Pitman Manor in Pitman, NJ since January, 1978 and is married to Agnes, his boss and office manager.

Wanted to be a stand-up comic but had flat feet!

Photo Above: Dr. Harvey Karpo

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7-8-08 ~ Dr. Harvey Karpo, Podiatrist




7/01/08 ~ Dr. Stan Schwartz, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Stan Schwartz, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments.
Stanley Schwartz, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Stanley Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,, practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is Director of Diabetes Disease Management for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Schwartz received his MD in 1973 from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished speaker and actively lectures nationally as well as internationally about diabetes and its treatment. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a lead or co-investigator for many clinical trials. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) Research Group and is a member or fellow of international, national, and local professional societies such as the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Endocrine Society (AES), and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Photo Above: Dr. Stan Schwartz

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7/01/08 ~ Dr. Stan Schwartz, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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6/24/08 ~ Dr. James M. Kauffman, Endocrinologist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. James M. Kauffman. Dr. Kauffman has done various Public Service broadcast on diabetes and other health related issues, including NBC’s Health Update. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dr. James M. Kauffman

Dr. James M. Kauffman is a board certified Endocrinologist. A Private practice serving the South Jersey Shore in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He received his medical degree in 1977 from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and currently gives over one hundred Lectures a year. In addition to his Lectures, Dr. Kauffman also is involved in ongoing Drug Therapy and Patient Treatment studies. He also has participated in several Research Programs including; Humulin Ultra Lente trials in 1987. Dr. Kauffman has several Publications including:

Insulin Resistance in uremia. Characterization of insulin action, binding and processing in isolated hepatocytes from chronic uremic rats.

James M. Kauffman, D.O., and Jose F. Caro, M.D.

J.C.A. Volume 71, pages 698 – 708, March 1983

Mechanism of insulin resistance in rat hepatocytes: A new model of chronic uremia.

James M. Kauffman, D.O., G. Miller, B.S. and Jose F. Caro, M.D.

American Diabetes Association; 42nd. Annual Meeting, 1982

Dr. James M. Kauffman

4030 Ocean Heights Avenue

Suite 102

Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234

(609) 653-0505

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6/24/08 ~ Dr. James M. Kauffman, Endocrinologist

 

 

6/17/08 ~ Special Guest Co-Host Dr. Thomas I. Margolis, Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultant

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This week Kitty extends a warm welcome back to Dr. Thomas I. Margolis, Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultant as Guest Co-Host. Dr. Margolis will be filling in for Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. who will be in Chicago this week attending the 2008 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. For more information on The American Medical Association click here!

Kitty and Dr. Thomas I. Margolis will interview Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist with Foxman, Foxman & Margolis Consultants, P.C. Listener’s are invited to call in with your questions and comments on Diabetic Eye Disease.

Dr. Thomas I. Margolis, Retinal and Ophthalmic Specialist

Dr. Thomas I. Margolis received his medical degree in 1989 from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He received honors on his thesis: “New Mid-Infrared Lasers for Vitreous Membrane Cutting and Sclerostomy.” Dr. Margolis is in a Private Group Practice located in Southern New Jersey. Foxman, Foxman & Margolis Associates, is limited to vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. He currently is the Principle Investigator in several clinical trials. To learn more about Dr. Margolis and to contact him please visit www.retina.com

Photo Above: Dr. Thomas I. Margolis

Dr. Guri Bronner, Vitreoretinal Specialist

Drs Foxman, Foxman and Margolis are pleased to announce the addition of Guri Bronner, MD as their fourth vitreoretinal specialist. Dr. Bronner completed his Medical School at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ and his Residency training at New Jersey Medical School. He then completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Vanderbilt University. He is equipped with knowledge and skills in the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques for treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Bronner will also participate in the Clinical Trials Center at Retinal and Ophthalmic Consultants, helping to bring emerging new treatments to their patients before they are available elsewhere. Dr. Bronner is available for consultations at the Northfield, Cape May and Vineland offices.

Photo Above: Dr. Guri Bronner

Kitty would like for her listener’s to know that Dr. Thomas I. Margolis is her Retinal Specialist and she’d like to thank him for restoring and saving her Precious Eye Sight. She greatly appreciates the time that he has spent with her after hours educating her in Diabetic Eye Disease so that she can help others to understand. Kitty is very compassionate about the education of diabetic eye disease. Kitty has a little something today on her site to thank Dr. Tom as she refers to him for all his hard work!

Important Notice: Due to illness, Dr. Guri Bronner will not be able to appear at this time. Filling in for Dr. Bronner is his associate Dr. Scott Foxman. We look forward to having Dr. Bronner on in the near future and wish him well.

Dr. Scott Foxman, Retinal and Ophthalmic Specialist

Dr. Scott Foxman received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota and a retinal fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. He is the Founder and President of Retinal & Ophthalmic Consultants. He is the Director of the Division of Ophthalmology of Atlantic Regional Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate at the Scheie Eye Institute University of Pennsylvania. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. He is the Principle Investigator of multiple research protocols, including the RISE Study sponsored by Genetech for diabetic macular edema. Dr. Scott Foxman is also the Section Editor of The Journal of The American Society of Retinal Surgeons. Dr. Foxman’s practice is limited to retinal diseases and surgery.

Photo Above: Dr. Scott Foxman

Thank You Dr. Tom for everything!!! You did Doctor My Eyes!

Big Hugs, Kitty

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6/10/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Dan Dantinne

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will have an Open Forum. They will be taking your phone calls and answering your questions on Diabetes. Also joining them in the studio this week will be type one diabetic Dan Dantinne from Vineland, NJ. Dan will share how his life has changed since being diagnosed six and half years ago. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Dan Dantinne:

I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 23… so I’ve been officially diabetic for about 6 ½ years, with symptoms first manifesting roughly a year and a half before I was diagnosed. I was actually happy to hear the diagnosis, as I thought it was something MUCH worse (like terminal cancer). Not really knowing much about the disease, I did quite a bit of research on my own. I am currently using an insulin pump (without sensor) manufactured by Deltec called the Cozmo, with a glucose monitor (called the Cozmonitor) attached to the back for information transfer purposes. I have been using the pump for about 11 months now and am very happy with it. Prior to the pump, I was using Lantus for my basal insulin once a day and Novolog for my bolus shots whenever I ate or as necessary to control my blood sugar. With the pump, I am only using Novolog. For a brief period I was using Apidra, but stopped after have an allergic reaction. I use carbohydrate counting to manage my diabetes and have an average A1C level of 7.0 (which I would like to see go down and am working towards). I have no other health issues, maintain a constant weight of 150 lbs., exercise regularly and, with the help of a wonderful family, have managed my diabetes successfully (from what I’ve been told).

 

On a personal level, I feel that being diagnosed with diabetes was a sort of blessing. Before I started to experience diabetic symptoms, I was eating very poorly, going out to clubs and bars almost every day of the week, and was generally unfocused as to what I would do with the rest of my life. Being diagnosed with diabetes forced me to take personal responsibility for my own life and make decisions for my own well-being; what food I ate, how I spent my leisure time, and what profession I pursued would all be affected, but with those critical examinations of my daily life came active decision-making. I was no longer drifting along. I had to take control of my life in order to continue it in a positive and healthy manner and the result has been nothing short of miraculous. I am easily happier now than I was at 22 and have so much more to be happy about.

 

I appreciate the opportunity to share my personal experiences with others who may be struggling and looking for some positive outlooks when dealing with a disease that has so much negativity surrounding it.

 

 

 

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

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6/10/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum with Dan Dantinne

6/3/08 ~ Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE, CPN

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Michelle Laranko a Certified Diabetes Educator with Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ Michelle is a type one diabetic and also has an adult son which she raised with type one diabetes. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Michelle Laranko

I am a Certified Diabetes Educator, first certified in 2002 and a Certified Pediatric Nurse, first certified in 1995.

I was a presenter of various topics on diabetes in children at conferences sponsored by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, The National Association of School Nurses, The Six NJ Maternal/Child Consortia and the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, Horizon New Jersey Health, and many local schools and school districts.

I give yearly updates and refresher in-services for the pediatric and PICU staff nurses at Cooper University Hospital on the care of the child with diabetes and the teaching of survival skills to the newly diagnosed child and their family/guardians.

Each year, I speak with school nurses in many school districts across NJ, introducing them to new treatment regimens, carbohydrate counting, insulin pumps, and refreshing their general diabetes knowledge.

I have been a guest speaker twice at the Southern NJ Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Outreach group.

I am a member of GSADE (Garden State Association of Diabetes Educators), newsletter editor for TRI-ade, (Tri-state Association of Diabetes Educators) and AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators).

I have 28 years of nursing experience, 17 years of pediatric nursing experience, 7 years as a Pediatric Diabetes Educator, and care for over 300 pediatric patients with diabetes. I have lived with diabetes myself since my diagnosis at age 12 years and spent 20 years raising my son who was diagnosed with diabetes at 3 years old. I have worked as a staff nurse at Camp NEJEDA, a camp for children with diabetes for7 years, the last two as a charge nurse, supervising the care of 80 children with diabetes and a staff of 8 – 10 nurses.

I am part of the Pediatric Diabetes Team at Cooper University Hospital, working with all of the children with diabetes, their families, guardians, school nurses, and primary physicians. My position is to educate about treatment options, prevention of complications, and making adjustments to improve blood sugar control. I keep the children, their families, and our own doctors, abreast of the ever changing recommendations, equipment, medications, and new items on the diabetes market. I speak to groups, parents, nurses, doctors, teachers, and support groups about all subjects concerning diabetes and children. I hold group classes for specific topics such as “Taking Diabetes to College” or “Diabetes for the Caregiver”. I also hold in-services for the Pediatric and PICU nurses at Cooper to keep them abreast of the ever changing world of diabetes.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, back in the dark ages, November 3, 1972, at the ripe old age of 12 years (yes, I’ll be 48 this year)! Surviving one shot a day and urine tests, I moved into the modern age during the first of 3 pregnancies. Although I thought multiple injections and multiple blood sugar tests was for the birds, and just the means to an end, a healthy pregnancy and baby, I discovered that I truly felt physically and mentally much better. I have 3 beautiful children and have since moved into age of technology with pumping and Continuous Glucose Monitoring. The devastation of diabetes again darkened my door on November 28, 1986, when my oldest child, my beautiful healthy 3 year old son, Frank, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I believe in fate. I believe things happen for a reason. I believe that’s why I’m here and why I do what I do, why my nursing career has moved from adults, to children, to children with diabetes and why my heart is always in my work as well as my brain, and why ALL of my patients are “my kids.”

Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE

Pediatric Diabetes Educator

Cooper Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology

3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 200

Camden, NJ 08103

856-963-3764

 

Photo Above: Michelle Laranko

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6/3/08 ~ Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE, CPN


5/27/08 ~ Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist. They invite you to call in with your questions on diabetic eye disease. 

Stephen H. Sinclair, MD has served as the Chief Medical Officer and member of the Management Committee since the inception of Vimetrics, LLC in 2005. The technology of the Company represents more than 25 years of his basic and clinical research in retinal vascular disease and the vision that results. The current technology that is the basis for the patent portfolio encompasses unique vision measuring devices for children and adults and image processing algorithms for screening and following retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He is an ophthalmologist in private practice specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and since 1993 has remained adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. Sinclair has received the Honor and Senior Achievement Awards for from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has published more than 70 original scientific papers as well as lecturing for numerous organizations and universities throughout the world.

Photo Above: Dr. Stephen Sinclair

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5/27/08 ~  Dr. Stephen Sinclair, Retina Specialist


 

5/20/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will have an Open Forum. They will be taking your phone calls and answering your questions on Diabetes. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

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

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5/20/08 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added™ Open Forum

5/13/08 ~ Novelist, Brenda Novak

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon interview Novelist Brenda Novak.

A PRICELESS MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
FOR A DIABETIC SON

Novelist Brenda Novak’s 4th Annual Online Auction Adds Diabetes Research Institute as Beneficiary

(Sacramento, CA), May 2008 – As the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes, bestselling author Brenda Novak uses the creativity and vision she calls upon regularly as a writer to create the 4th Annual Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research. Held each May in honor of Mother’s Day, the month-long event can be accessed at www.brendanovak.com from May 1st through May 31, 2008. This year, a new beneficiary has been added, the Diabetes Research Institute – a place Novak has come to know as the best hope for a cure for her son and the millions of others living with this insidious disease.

“I’ve faced some very dark moments in my life because of my son’s diabetes, and this Online Auction for Diabetes Research is an annual bright light that I’ve seen grow in size and importance in the four years it’s been running,” said Novak. “I’m particularly proud to have the Diabetes Research Institute on board this year. It is one of the most progressive forces in the search for a cure.”

In its first three years, the auction raised more than $250,000 for diabetes research with the beneficiary being the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2007, the auction boasted almost 70,000 hits and 10,000 unique visitors to the website. With the help of some of the biggest fiction writers in the business, including Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Lisa Scottoline and Scott Turow, as well as the participation of such powerful publishers as Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell and Harlequin Enterprises, the 2008 auction will be the largest and most visited yet.

Novak has assembled a unique array of items that can’t be found anywhere else, such as the chance to appear as a character in her next novel, personal meetings and mentoring from top-notch, celebrated authors, and autographed books. Additionally, aspiring writers will jump at the chance to bid on evaluation opportunities with some of the most powerful and well-connected agents and editors in publishing, and possibly face-to-face interaction with these A-list publishing industry giants.

“We are in awe of what Brenda has been able to do with her event in just a few short years, and we are proud to be joining with her as both a participant in helping make the event a huge success and as a beneficiary of the proceeds,” said Robert A. Pearlman, president and CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

About Brenda Novak
Brenda Novak is a national bestselling author, widely known for her popular Stillwater Trilogy (“Dead Silence,” “Dead Giveaway,” and “Dead Right”). Her dynamic new trilogy is due out this summer – “Trust Me” (June), “Stop Me” (July) and “Watch Me” (August). Many of her books have been designated an RT Book Review Magazine “Top Pick” and have gone on to place in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, The Write Touch Reader’s Award, and the Bookbuyer’s Best. Novak has given numerous writing workshops and appeared on various television and radio programs. To learn more, visit www.brendanovak.com.

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Bestselling author Brenda Novak with her son, now 11, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5.

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5/13/08 ~  Novelist, Brenda Novak

5/6/08 ~ Living with Diabetes, Celiac and Diabulimia

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon interview Donna Bell who’s five year old daughter, Evey has both diabetes (type 1) and Celiac Disease. They also interview Lee Ann Thill on what it is like to live with Diabetes and eating disorder Diabulimia.

Donna Bell on Celiac

Donna Bell has four children. Her youngest daughter, Evey, who is now five years old was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in February, 2006. When Evey’s doctor suspected Celiac Disease ( an auto-immune disease that prevents your body from absorbing nutrients from food. It is triggered when you eat wheat, barley, oats or rye) she suggested Donna be tested for Celiac also. The Celiac panels and biopsies were positive for both Evey and Donna. Then in September 2006, Evey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

Feeling overwhelmed, Donna started attending Celiac Support Groups. The groups were helpful but did not go into carbohydrate counting and insulin issues. She also attended Diabetes Support groups. They were also helpful but there was no information on carbohydrates in relation to gluten free food.

In January, 2007, Donna decided to start a new support group: FACT ( Families Affected by Celiac and Type 1)

FACT meets every other month and the group usually consists of parents that have children with both Type 1 Diabetes as well as Celiac Disease. Since the diagnoses of so many Type 1 adults , the group has now opened up to adults that have both auto-immune diseases. Some past topics have included eating at restaurants, recipe swaps and even a pool party including all family members enjoying gluten free foods.

 

 

Photo Above: Kitty with Evey Bell aka The Crazy Redhead!

 

 

Lee Ann Thill on Diabulimia

Lee Ann Thill was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1978 at age 5. She developed bulimia and diabulimia, the practice of omitting insulin to manipulate weight, at age 14, and was diagnosed with depression at age 16. She struggled to recover from her dangerous eating disorder for 18 years, receiving in-patient treatment on several occasions and years of out-patient counseling, before finally overcoming it in 2005. She has been treated for several diabetes-related complications over the years, but now her complications seem to have stabilized. She’s been using an insulin pump since 2004, counts carbs, and has been using a continuous glucose monitor since August 2007. She maintains tight control of her diabetes now, and while she acknowledges diabetes can be frustrating, she’s learned to accept it and appreciate the ways it’s shaped her life and who she is.

In the last year, she began speaking publicly about her experience with diabetes and eating disorders in order to educate and warn people about the dangerous combination, and encourage those who think they have this problem to seek help.

Lee Ann has a BFA in ceramics and painting from Temple University, and an MA in art therapy from Drexel University. She has a private practice, New Jersey Creative Counseling, providing counseling and art therapy. She specializes in the treatment of diabetics seeking help with depression, anxiety, food and body issues, overcoming grief and anger, finding acceptance of their condition, and looking for practical guidance for coping with the management of a chronic illness that affects every aspect of life. She currently lives with her husband, Jason, and their pets in South Jersey, and enjoys creative activities like art, gardening, and cooking.

 

 

Photo above: Lee Ann Thill

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5/6/08 ~  Living with Diabetes, Celiac and Diabulimia

 

 

4/22/08 ~ Dr. Jon S. Heist, Family Practice

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon interview family physician Dr. Jon S. Heist on treatment options for diabetics.

Dr. Jon Heist is a board certified physician specializing in two areas, family practice and cosmetic laser hair removal and vein therapy. Jon Heist Family Practice is located in Glassboro, NJ.

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4/22/08 ~ Dr. Jon S. Heist, Family Practice

 

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Dr. Jon S. Heist

 

 

 

April 15, 2008 ~ Adventures for the Cure

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will be joined by Adam Driscoll, Mike Caputi and Patrick Blair from “Adventures For The Cure” Adventures for the Cure is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization that exists to raise awareness for Diabetes, to show those diagnosed with Diabetes and their families how leading a healthy and active lifestyle can move you beyond your percieved limits, and to raise funds for Diabetes research. The organization also raises awareness and funds for other causes that the board of directors has selected.

(Left to right: Adam Driscoll, Patrick Blair)

Photo Above: Patrick, Mike & Adam with Dr. Fallon

Photo Above: Patrick, Mike & Adam with Kitty

Click here to visit the “Adventures for the Cure” website.

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April 15, 2008 ~ Adventures for the Cure

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April 1, 2008 ~ Live in Philadelphia!

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Kitty, Dr. Fallon & Camden County Medical Society President Dr. Scott Schaffer

(Left to Right: Dr. Joseph J. Fallon Jr., Kitty Castellini & Camden County Medical Society President Dr. Scott Schaffer)

This week Kitty & Dr. Fallon broadcast live from “The Mutter Museum” at “The College of Physicians of Philadelphia” where they were invited to take part in a private meeting of the “Camden County Medical Society”. Personally invited by the society’s President Dr. Scott Schaffer, they were given a tour of the museum prior to the show. Please note that Dr. Joseph J. Fallon Jr. is the past President of the “Camden County Medical Society”, 2006-2007.

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April 1, 2008 ~ Live in Philadelphia!

3/25/08 ~ Dr. Michael K. Dovnarsky

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This week Kitty & Dr. Fallon interview Cardiologist Dr. Michael K. Dovnarsky from Cumberland Medical Associates. Dr. Dovnarsky received his medical degree at Hahnemann University Medical School Philadelphia in 1981. He completed 3 years of Internal Medicine residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA and Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, PA. He completed a 3-year Fellowship in the specialty of Cardiovascular Disease. He has been practicing as a physician for over 20 years with the last 16 of those being dedicated exclusively to heart disease in the cardiovascular system.

In 1992, Dr. Dovnarsky moved to Vineland, NJ and joined the multi-specialty group of Cumberland Medical Associates, P.A. He presently resides in Millville. His interests outside medicine include, tennis, golf and various spectator sports.
Dr. Dovnarsky is a member of the following organizations:

  • Fellow – American College of Cardiology
  • Council Member – American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Life Member – National Registry
    of Who’ Who in 2001

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March 25, 2008 ~ Dr. Michael K. Dovnarsky, Cardiologist

 

3/18/08 ~ Camp Nejeda

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon interview Philip DeRea, Executive Director of Camp Nedjeda, a Diabetic Camp for children and their families. Mr. DeRea is also a type one diabetic.

Philip E. De Rea has been the Executive Director of the Camp Nejeda Foundation, Inc since January 2005. (Camp Nejeda is the regions only residential summer camp serving exclusively children and families affected by type 1 diabetes.) Immediately prior to taking the helm at Camp Nejeda, Philip was the Program Director for New Jersey Audubon Society’s Weis Ecology Center and worked before that at NJAS’s Cape May Bird Observatory.


Philip developed type 1 diabetes in 1994 at age 26. It changed his life, but not his lifestyle. He still prefers outdoors to indoors. He still prefers a hike in the woods to a walk in a mall. An avid birdwatcher and amateur naturalist Philip continues to lead field trips and do programs for NJAS and other nature organizations.

Philip also likes to give presentations about Camp Nejeda, “anytime, anywhere, for as long as they’ll let me talk”.

 

 

Philip DeRea

Photo Above:  Mr. Philip DeRea


Founded in 1958, Camp Nejeda has been educating and empowering children with diabetes
for over 50 years. Campers enjoy a fun, traditional summer camp experience in a safe environment where diabetes is the norm, not the exception. At the same time they learn diabetes management skills from both their peers and our staff of medical professionals.


Camp Nejeda is administered by the non-profit Camp Nejeda Foundation, Inc, supported by donations, accredited by the American Camping Association, fully licensed by the New Jersey Dept of Health, and an affiliate of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association.


Camp Nejeda welcomes over 400 children and family members to its 72 wooded acres in Stillwater, NJ each summer. The camp has a seven acre lake, archery range, basketball and volleyball courts, low-ropes course, playground, and hiking and biking trails. Along with swimming, boating, arts & crafts, field trips, cookouts, and the rest, campers at Nejeda also learn how to manage their diabetes, make healthy food choices, and most of all, maintain a good attitude. The Foundation offers a one-week session for younger campers, two-week sessions for older campers, and family camps. Campers stay in rustic cabins and dine in a modern dining hall.


Camp Nejeda is the only residential summer camp in New Jersey and neighboring states to serve exclusively children and families affected by diabetes. For more information on Camp Nejeda’s programs click here, contact the Camp Nejeda Foundation at PO Box 156, Stillwater, NJ 07875, e-mail information@campnejeda.org, or call (973) 383-2611.

 

 

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Photo Above:  Children at Camp Nedjeda

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3/11/08 ~ LAP-BAND, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss.

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This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon interview physicians Dr. Adam Goldstein, Dr. Seth Kipnis and Dr. Yves Manigat on current weight loss procedures including the new LAP-BAND. Weight loss in a type 2 diabetic will help improve diabetes management and decrease ones risk of developing complications.

Dr. Adam S. Goldstein

Specialist in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

Phote Above:  Dr. Adam S. Goldstein

Dr. Adam S. Goldstein, DO, FACS, is the Medical Director for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at The Virtua Health System, Voorhees Division, in Voorhees, New Jersey. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon, fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery, licensed to practice medicine in both New Jersey and Illinois, and certified to use the DaVinci Robotic System to perform minimally invasive surgery. He is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Society of Bariatric Surgeons (ASBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), Camden County Medical Society (CCMS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Dr. Goldstein is proud to be able to offer his patients the option of using minimally invasive techniques to address many surgical problems. These include: Hernias of all types, ranging from hiatal to inguinal to ventral/incisional; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Gallbladder disease; Appendicitis; Splenic disorders; Diseases of the Stomach; Achalasia; Colon disease; Small intestinal disorders, and many more. Minimally invasive surgery allows for shorter postoperative hospitalization and recovery time, as well as less immunological stress on the human body, less postoperative pain, and less risk of wound infection and delayed incisional hernia. For more information on Dr. Adam Goldstein click here.

Dr. Seth M. Kipnis

Dr. Seth M. Kipnis is a minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeon and bariatric surgeon, fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy, and a board certified general surgeon currently licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dr. Kipnis the director of the bariatric program of the Virtua Surgical Group, P.A., a 17 person multi-specialty surgical practice which offers all services in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and Endoscopy.

Dr. Kipnis is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Kipnis offers the following minimally invasive surgical options including all aspects of bariatric surgery and deals with revisional surgery and complications from bariatric surgery.

 

Biography of Yves J. Manigat. MD.FACS

 

Photo Above: Dr. Yves Manigat

 

He was pursuing his dream to profess the highest quality of medicine, when he landed here in Camden County from New York, following his training in Surgery, in the early eighties.

Always among the firsts in his class from high school, college and medical school, he received his MD degree from the State University of Haiti where he grew up. He was recognized during his training in Surgery as the Recipient of the Resident of the Year Award in 1974 at the Jewish Medical Center of Brooklyn affiliated to the State University of New York (SUNY).

Three (3) times Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, he is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

All along his professional life, he has kept his high standards, against all odds and adversities, thanks to his deep self confidence, his profound knowledge of his craft and his skill which set him apart.

His excellent performance and the compassion for his patients, particularly appreciable for those in greater need have been acknowledged by all, patients and colleagues.

Liaison Physician of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, he has held for many years this leadership position at Virtua West Jersey Health System. These special qualities and his strong personality have served him well when he had to accede to the post of President of the West Jersey Medical Society.

He has been and remains up to today the only black general surgeon in private practice in the South Jersey area, after weathering all kinds of difficulties, challenges, and at times outright oppositions.

As he had recognized the need for an African American Medical Association in the community, he co-founded the South Jersey Medical Society in 1986, which he presided during 4 years in their endeavors to uphold the Science of Medicine, their Philanthropic Work, and their Scholarship Program, while conveying pride and community awareness thru their social agenda.

His influence has been felt well beyond this community, while he was also leading for many years the Association of Haitian American Physicians, in establishing their Visiting Professor Program with the State University School of Medicine in Haiti, and their program of support of the infrastructure of the Student Hall at the School of Medicine.

All during his career he has been interacting with and teaching medical students, young apprentice surgeons, interns and residents, contributing to their education and their professional formation. He has published and lectured extensively in his fields of expertise: Breast Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. He continues to pioneer in the field of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in the South Jersey area.

In the mist of all his professional activities, he has raised with his beloved and devoted wife Carolle two children Ralph and Belinda: symbol of his life of achievements.

 

February 26, 2008 ~ Live from Miami!

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Photo Above:  Dr. Camillo Ricordi

 

This week Kitty Castellini visited the Diabetes Research Institute at The University of Miami where she was joined by “World Class” Research Scientist Dr. Camillo Ricordi. This is Kitty’s second time to interview Dr. Ricordi within the year. Along with Dr. Ricordi Kitty will also interviewed Research Scientists Dr. Tatian Froud and Dr. Cherie Stabler. Dr. Tatiana Froud is a member of the Diabetes Research Institute’s Clinical Islet Transplant team. Dr. Cherie Stabler is Director of Tissue Engineering at the Diabetes Research Institute. Joining co-host Dr. Joseph J. Fallon Jr., in the Vineland Studio was Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon from Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care System in New Jersey .

 

Click here for an ABC News interview with Dr. Camillo Ricordi.

 

Click here to read our blog. Kitty will be posting updates throughout the week!

 

Press Update:

2/26/08 – The Atlantic City Press – Local woman takes radio show on the road