UCSF Diabetes Center releases new education videos

UCSF Diabetes Center releases new education videos

UCSF Diabetes Center releases new education videos

 

Series focuses on Center's progress in research, care

BY KATHLEEN JAY

 

This week, the University of California San Francisco's Diabetes Center released four new videos to its online video library; the new videos represent the first part of a series of educational videos that focus on understanding diabetes and raising awareness on the Center's progress in treatment and research.

"The new releases were completed in order to offer the best and most current information to patients, families, physicians, and researchers on what we are doing at UCSF," said Dr. Matthias Hebrok, Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center.

Produced locally by KIKIM Media of Menlo Park (Calif.), the videos were made possible by the generous philanthropic support of a member of the Diabetes Leadership Council.

Videos released include:

"Type 1, Type 2: What is Diabetes?"

UCSF Diabetes Center researchers explain the basics of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Faculty members interviewed include Dr. Matthias Hebrok, Dr. Michael German, Dr. Suneil Koliwad, and Dr. Stephen Gitelman.

"Type 1: Journey to Beta Cells"

Dr. Michael German explains how research is providing new ways to improve beta cell function for people with diabetes.

"Type 1: A historical perspective of autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes"

Dr. Jeff Bluestone, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, explains the relationship between autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes.

"Faculty: Matthias Hebrok, Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center"

Dr. Matthias Hebrok explains how he got involved in diabetes research.

The UCSF Diabetes Center will be releasing the new series of videos to the public on a weekly basis.

For more information, visit diabetes.ucsf.edu.

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