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TCOYD: Sleep Apnea from A to Zzz Premieres October 27th

It is estimated that over 50% of people with type 2 diabetes have sleep apnea, which, if left untreated, can have devastating health effects. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with sleep medicine expert, Dr. Jose Loredo, about the latest research on the disorder. Then JC Johnson, a type 2 diabetic, joins the show to share his story of how successfully managing his sleep apnea changed his life.

“Sleep Apnea from A to Zzz” premieres Thursday, October 27 at 8pm on UCSD-TV. For additional broadcast dates and times or view the program online, click here.

Dr. Jose S. Loredo received his undergraduate education and medical education at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where he graduated with a combined MD and MS degree in 1984. After specializing in Internal Medicine, he practiced general medicine for four years in rural Alabama. Since 1992, Dr. Loredo has been at UC San Diego where he finished his Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship and Sleep Medicine training. He also completed a MPH in Epidemiology at San Diego State University in 2005.

Dr. Loredo’s medical practice is divided into patient care, medical education and clinical research. His clinical practice focuses primarily on the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. He is active in the teaching of medical students, Internal Medicine residents and Pulmonary fellows in the area of Pulmonary/ Critical Care/Sleep medicine. As part of his teaching duties, Dr. Loredo attends the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the San Diego VA Hospital, and teaches sleep medicine during sleep clinic at the UCSD Sleep Medicine Center and at the San Diego VA Pulmonary Sleep Disorders clinic.

An active clinical researcher, Dr. Loredo has received funding from the NIH for a large epidemiological study of sleep-health amongst Hispanics in San Diego County. Dr. Loredo is co-investigator in the largest NIH sponsored research project that seeks to follow longitudinally the health of 16,000 Hispanics in the US. Other research projects include the investigation of the role of peripheral chemoreceptors in the development of hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the association of sleep apnea with asthma. Dr. Loredo has published on the role of arousals from sleep in the activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of patients with OSA and has published works documenting the effectiveness of CPAP and supplemental oxygen in improving sleep quality in OSA.

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 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

TCOYD: Sex and Diabetes Premieres October 28th

People with diabetes can experience sexual problems, but few have the courage to seek medical attention. These problems can be early signs of underlying serious medical issues. Noted sexual medicine expert Dr. Irwin Goldstein joins our host Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss this sensitive topic and what options are available for the most common concerns.

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Dr. Irwin Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970′s. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein has relocated to San Diego where he is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.

Dr. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University, with an honors thesis in biomedical engineering. In 1975, he graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine for 25 years where he was Professor of Urology and Gynecology and founding Director of the former Institute for Sexual Medicine at BUSM. Dr. Goldstein is currently President of The Institute for Sexual Medicine, Inc., a charitable corporation for education and research in the field. He is Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, a former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a board member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the American Urological Association, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. Dr. Goldstein is a 2009 winner of the Gold Medal awarded by the World Association for Sexual Health in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the field.

TCOYD: Heart Disease Premieres September 23rd

People with diabetes have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but a proactive routine can make a difference. Joe Piscatella, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the link between lifestyle habits and health, joins Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss how to formulate a realistic plan of action, and provides user-friendly tips and mental strategies for success.

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

Joe Piscatella is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the link between lifestyle habits and health, longevity and productivity. In his seminars, which have been called “a force for positive change” by TIME magazine, he teaches how to live a healthier, better-balanced life in our stressful modern society.

Joe knows the science of healthy living. More importantly, he understands the practical application of that science. His experience of undergoing coronary bypass surgery at age 32, and subsequently managing heart disease successfully for 32 years, gives him a practical perspective that audiences appreciate. He is one of the longest-lived survivors of cardiac bypass in the country.

President of the Institute for Fitness and Health, he lectures extensively to a variety of clients, including Fortune 1000 companies, professional associations and medical organizations. He consults on employee wellness to Boeing, Raytheon, Exxon, Sprint, the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S. Naval War College. Over 2 million people have attended his seminars.

He is the author of eleven best-selling books including Don’t Eat Your Heart Out, Take A Load Off Your Heart and The Road to A Healthy Heart Runs Through the Kitchen. His newest book is Positive Mind, Healthy Heart.

Mr. Piscatella has hosted three PBS television specials. His latest, Take A Load Off Your Heart, is airing nationally. A PBS special on children’s health based on his book, Fat-Proof Your Child, is planned. He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs, including CNN, The Today Show, Fox News and Good Morning America.

Mr. Piscatella designs and manages corporate and community health initiatives. His 12-week community weight loss program in Holland, Michigan, resulted in 650 people losing 4200 pounds.

He is the only non-medical member of the National Institutes of Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert Panel charged with developing clinical practice guidelines for physicians, and is a national spokesperson on corporate wellness for the American Heart Association.

TCOYD: Weight Management Premieres July 22nd

For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to ensure good health. But keeping weight under control is difficult, especially with so many weight management options to choose from. To help make sense of it all, host Dr. Steven Edelman welcomes Dr. Ken Fujioka, an expert at the forefront of obesity therapies, to discuss the most successful weight loss techniques.

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Ken Fujioka, MD is director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center and a member of the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Scripps Clinic – Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. He is board certified in both internal medicine and clinical nutrition and has extensive experience in the treatment of weight management and nutritional disorders.

A native of southern California, Dr. Fujioka earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, in Honolulu, where he also completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. His postgraduate training continued at the University of Southern California Medical Center, in Los Angeles, where he served a two-year fellowship in diabetes and clinical nutrition.

Dr. Fujioka has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and abstracts and he has completed more than 75 clinical trials in the field of obesity and other related diseases including diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension. In 1997, he authored a comprehensive analysis of the appropriate treatment of the obese patient for the state of California, and he served as an expert witness for the Medical Board of California on the appropriate use of weight loss agents in the treatment of the obese patient. Dr. Fujioka also has addressed the Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy on Capitol Hill regarding obesity and nutritional supplements.

Currently he is a reviewer for The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Obesity Research, and Diabetes Care.