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May 1, 2024

Welcome to episode no. 19 (May 2024) of Diabetes Care “On Air”—a new and different way to bring the research published in Diabetes Care to life. Join co-hosts Alice Cheng, MD, FRCPC, and Michael Rickels, MD, MS, as they discuss the latest and greatest content in the May 2024 issue of Diabetes Care. 

2:00: Alice gets things going by bringing on Valerie K. Sullivan, first author of “Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incident Diabetes in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.” Dr. Sullivan and her colleagues examined the association between plant-based dietary patterns and diabetes in a sample of Black and White adults. This study is an editor-selected feature article appearing in the May 2024 issue and is openly accessible at 

17:35: Mike interviews Stephen I. Stone, lead author of “Atypical Diabetes: What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Hold?” Dr. Stone’s group investigated several forms of atypical diabetes and outlined genetic and clinical resources for examining patients with atypical diabetes.  This study is an editor-selected feature article appearing in the May 2024 issue and is openly accessible at 

Approach to the Patient with Atypical Diabetes

35:55: Alice talks to the creator of the May issue cover art, Abby Gregg. A write-up of the artist by Benjamin Page is openly accessible at 

38:10: In the “Diabetes Care Rapid Exchange,” Alice and Mike wrap up the episode by reviewing several interesting articles in the May 2024 issue of Diabetes Care. Studies highlighted in this segment include:

  • Zhao et al. LHLA Class II (DR, DQ, DP) Genes Were Separately Associated With the Progression From Seroconversion to Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Among Participants in Two Diabetes Prevention Trials (DPT-1 and TN07). 
  • Sugimoto et al. Impact of Type 2 Diabetes and Glycated Hemoglobin Levels Within the Recommended Target Range on Mortality in Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment Receiving Care at a Memory Clinic: NCGG-STORIES. 
  • Cahill et al. Haptoglobin Phenotype and Intensive Glycemic Control for Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduction in People With Type 2 Diabetes: The ADVANCE Study.   
  • Tan et al. Socioeconomic Deprivation and the Risk of Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy: A Population-Based Cohort Study in the U.K. 
  • Sherr et al. Exploring Factors That Influence Postexercise Glycemia in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes in the Real World: The Type 1 Diabetes Exercise Initiative Pediatric (T1DEXIP) Study.   
  • Sabag et al. Timing of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity, Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, and Microvascular Disease in Adults With Obesity.    

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