The New Season of TCOYD is Here

The new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes begins tonight with Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Natural History of Type 2 Diabetes at 8pm. Welcome to a new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Our goal is to encourage you to not just cope with your diabetes but to take the lead role […]

The new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes begins tonight with Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Natural History of Type 2 Diabetes at 8pm.

Welcome to a new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Our goal is to encourage you to not just cope with your diabetes but to take the lead role in your diabetes plan – and your life. This season, we put the focus on getting activated – giving you the tools to be educated, motivated and empowered to take control of your diabetes with a positive attitude.

It is easy to become disheartened with the day-to-day frustrations of this chronic condition and all of the demands put forth by our professional community. Taking Control of Your Diabetes is here as a resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help make these daunting tasks more manageable and help address the emotional toll they take. Join us as we sit down with experts as well as people living with diabetes to discover how to get healthy, get fit, get knowledge, get in control, and GET ACTIVATED!

– Dr. Steve Edelman

Fit to Eat Tip – Grocery Store Guidelines

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Does it seem like going to the grocery store is almost like a trip to Disneyland? With all of the attractive boxes, product displays, variations on even the simplest foods, it’s harder […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Does it seem like going to the grocery store is almost like a trip to Disneyland? With all of the attractive boxes, product displays, variations on even the simplest foods, it’s harder and harder to know what the right choices are. The best tip: think simple! Food choices with the least amount of added ingredients, flavorings, and processing are usually the best choices. Lean meat chicken and fish, eggs, low fat dairy products, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as oatmeal, 100% whole wheat bread, pasta and brown rice are foods that you just can’t go wrong with. Choose a good quality olive oil to use for cooking and tossing lightly on colorful salads. Herbs, spices and no sodium seasonings will help you jazz up flavors. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Bonus: you will save lots of money!

Taking Control of Your Diabetes: Natural History of Type 2 Diabetes Premieres June 23rd

The natural history of type 2 diabetes changes over time, requiring new approaches to treatment. These changes in medication and care are not the result of mismanagement on the part of the patient, but simply the nature of the disease. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with Dr. Juan Frias and diabetes patient Renee Stanton about the […]

The natural history of type 2 diabetes changes over time, requiring new approaches to treatment. These changes in medication and care are not the result of mismanagement on the part of the patient, but simply the nature of the disease. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with Dr. Juan Frias and diabetes patient Renee Stanton about the process of the disease and how to cope.

For the complete air schedule and to view this program online, click here.

Dr. Juan Frias has worked in the diabetes field for many years. He currently is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Until recently, he worked as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He has a wealth of knowledge of diabetes management and has also been a faculty member for TCOYD’s Latino programs.

Lights, Camera, Get Activated!

The new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes premieres June 23 with look at Type 2 diabetes. Go behind the scenes as Dr. Steven Edelman and the UCSD-TV crew get set to help you get activated in your own diabetes self-management.

The new season of Taking Control of Your Diabetes premieres June 23 with look at Type 2 diabetes. Go behind the scenes as Dr. Steven Edelman and the UCSD-TV crew get set to help you get activated in your own diabetes self-management.

The crew does one last soundcheck before taping begins.

Dr. Edelman gets ready to make TV magic.

Dr. Edelman (left) and Dr. Loredo review their notes before heading to the set
to tape an episode about sleep apnea.

UCSD-TV Grabs Aurora Awards for UCSD@50 and Diabetes Programs!

We’re thrilled to announce that two UCSD-TV produced programs, “UCSD@50” and “Taking Control of Your Diabetes,” have received Aurora Awards!

Taking top honors with the Platinum Best of Show Award in the News Magazine/Interview category is the November 2010 edition of “UCSD@50,” UCSD-TV’s year-long magazine program honoring UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary. This memorable installment, hosted by Dr. David Granet, profiles UCSD By Design, the book and speaker series about UC San Diego’s unique built environment, and features interviews with Arts and Humanities Dean Seth Lerer, campus architect Boone Hellman and author Dirk Sutro. The 30-minute program also includes research on fighting antibiotic resistant “superbugs” at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a conversation with “Avatar” actor and UCSD alumnus Dileep Rao, a wrap-up of the “Meet the Beach” Volunteer 50 clean-up event, and a chat with UCSD staffer Darren McKay, a junior development engineer at UCSD’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.

All “UCSD@50” programs are available online and make sure to tune in April 11 at 8pm for the the next installment, hosted by UCSD’s Barbara Sawrey. The six-part series wraps up in June, along with UCSD’s celebratory anniversary year.

UCSD-TV’s “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” (TCOYD) series was also a big winner, taking home a Gold Award in the Fitness/Health category for its episode on weight management. This long-running series hosted by Dr. Steven Edelman was totally revamped in 2010, making this award especially meaningful.  All TCOYD programs are available online and the 2011 season premieres in June.

The Aurora Awards is a international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. It specifically targets products, programs and commercials that would not normally have the opportunity to compete on a national level, by focusing on non-national commercials, regional or special interest entertainment and corporate sponsored film and video. Entries come from across the US, and abroad.