McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, often debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. The body needs insulin to use sugar as an energy source.

Diabetes Canada

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes video

This video provides an overview of type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes … or when the neighbour said "no"

Diabetes challenges video

This video presents a brief story of Bob the Insulin as he uncovers answers to some of the challenges of diabetes.

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Type 2 Diabetes: A Global Pandemic

Type 2 diabetes pandemic video

Type 2 diabetes is a growing issue in today's society. It seems that an increasing number of people are becoming diabetic, especially in the Western world.

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Type 2 Diabetes: How It Works

Type 2 diabetes how it works video

This video presents a brief story of Bob the Insulin as he uncovers answers to some of the challenges of diabetes.

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Type 2 Diabetes: How can high glucose levels harm your body?

Type 2 diabetes high glucose levels video

This video illustrates what can go wrong when blood sugar levels are too high.

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Understanding the Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes and obesity video

This video shows how obesity can increase a person's risk of getting diabetes by inducing insulin resistance.

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Obesity — Immunity — Diabetes Connection

Obesity, immunity and diabetes connection videos

These two videos explore prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in children, the immune system involvement in obesity and its association with prediabetes and diabetes.

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Diabetes and Accelerated Aging: Can we stop or turn back the clock?

Diabetes and accelerated aging videos

These two videos explore the benefits and risks that gastic bypass surgery could present for obese children with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Children?

Type 2 diabetes in children and gastric bypass surgery video

This video explores the benefits and risks that gastic bypass surgery could present for obese children with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Healthy Feet are Happy Feet: The Diabetic Foot

Video about diabetic foot

This video looks at foot health care for diabetic patients, reviews foot ulcers and empowers diabetic patients to take an active role in the management of their own foot health.

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Related Video

How Diabetes and Hypertension Can Lead To Chronic Kidney Disease

Mesangial cells

This video explores how diabetes and hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure) cause irreversible damage to the kidneys, leading to what is known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

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