How Diabetes Patients can Transform the Diabetes Pandemic | Karin Hehenberger | TEDxLugano


Karin focuses on the importance of patient engagement and entrepreneurship in addressing the global crisis that is diabetes. She reveals the power of the patients’ voice in this personal, inspiring talk.
Dr. Karin Hehenberger is an experienced life sciences executive. She founded Lyfebulb in January 2014, with a mission to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic disease. Karin holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and conducted her post-doctoral work as a JDRF fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. She has held leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, Eyetech pharmaceuticals and Coronado biosciences, as well as on the investment side of healthcare at both private and public multi-billion dollar funds. She is a Senior Advisor, Biotechnology and Medical Innovation, for the Department of Endocrinology and Surgery at the Karolinska Institute, and sits on the board of the Rolf Luft Diabetes Research Foundation and was previously a board member of the Lighthouse Guild foundation. She is a Swedish citizen, but based in New York City.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Type 2 Diabetes – Lower Your Carb Intake and Include More Protein and Fats in Your Diet

If your diet is at all similar to that of the average person, there will be areas needing improvement. Otherwise, you would be at risk for several health complications as you age – if you haven’t been affected already. Being overweight is merely the beginning. Sadly, it is also the norm. Being overweight or obese, along with generally poor diets are the reason why diseases like Type 2 diabetes are prevalent in our society. Not surprisingly, such diseases can be prevented with simple improvements or changes in your eating plan and lifestyle.

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Some of the devastating complications of Type 2 diabetes include heart and blood vessel disease, kidney disease, and high blood pressure. Researchers at Shahid University in Tehran, Iran, found a link between eating onions and garlic and a smaller risk of diseases often associated with Type 2 diabetes. Their work, reported on in March of 2017 in the Journal of Hypertension, compared men and women 26 to 54 years of age enrolled in the 6-year Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. Compared with participants with a little or no intake of onions or garlic, individuals with the highest intake of garlic and onions had a 64 percent lower risk of heart and blood vessel disease, 32 percent lower risk of diabetic kidney disease, and a 26 percent lower risk of developing high blood pressure.

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