James talks to Professor Ian Caterson about the management of Type 2 diabetes blood sugar issues that may confront the junior doctor working on the wards.
Summary Writer: George McClintock
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Ian Caterson
Professor Ian Caterson is currently Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition Exercise and Eating Disorders and Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney. He has held the latter position since 1997. Prior to that Ian was Senior Staff Specialist and Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
He has been president of both the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity and is president-elect of the World Obesity Federation.
Ian is a recognised expert on obesity, its causes, prevention and management. He is on the Clinical Care group of World Obesity, chairs the Expert Obesity Committee for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, and is on the Prevention and Community Health Committee of the NHMRC of Australia.
With Professor Ian Caterson, Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Type 2 Diabetes could be said to represent an evolving epidemic. In this podcast, Professor Caterson will discuss some blood sugar management issues that may confront the junior doctor.
You are called about a 65-year-old patient with a known history of diabetes who has been admitted following a fall at home. The patient has a BSL of 26 mmol/L, and the nurse asks you for an order for insulin over the phone.
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