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Aug
27
Thu
Zooming in on Diabetes Journal Club August 27
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Zooming in on Diabetes Journal Club August 27, 2020

Presenter: Aurora Mattison, Masters Program, Johnson Lab, UBC Life Sciences Institute

 
Dietary carbohydrates modulate metabolic and β-cell adaptation to high-fat diet-induced obesity

Authors: Tracy K. Her1* William S. Lagakos,1 * Matthew R. Brown,1 Nathan K. LeBrasseur,2 Kuntol Rakshit,1 and Aleksey V. Matveyenko1,3 

1 Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota; 

2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; 

3 Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

 
Abstract 
Obesity is associated with several chronic comorbidities, one of which is type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The pathogenesis of obesity and T2DM is influenced by alterations in diet macronutrient composition, which regulate energy expenditure, metabolic function, glucose homeostasis, and pancreatic islet cell biology. Recent studies suggest that increased intake of dietary carbohydrates plays a previously underappreciated role in the promotion of obesity and consequent metabolic dysfunction. Thus, in this study, we utilized mouse models to test the hypothesis that dietary carbohydrates modulate energetic, metabolic, and islet adaptions to high-fat diets. To address this, we exposed C57BL/6J mice to 12 wk of 3 eucaloric high-fat diets (60% calories from fat) with varying total carbohydrate (1–20%) and sucrose (0 –20%) content. Our results show that severe restriction of dietary carbohydrates characteristic of ketogenic diets reduces body fat accumulation, enhances energy expenditure, and reduces prevailing glycemia and insulin resistance compared with carbohydrate-rich, high-fat diets. Moreover, severe restriction of dietary carbohydrates also results in functional, morphological, and molecular changes in pancreatic islets highlighted by restricted capacity for -cell mass expansion and alterations in insulin secretory response. These studies support the hypothesis that lowcarbohydrate/high-fat diets provide antiobesogenic benefits and suggest further evaluation of the effects of these diets on -cell biology in humans

 PMID: 32315211

“Zooming in on Diabetes” is a virtual Journal Club/Work in Progress series and was launched in March 2020.

It is a joint initiative across the University of British Columbia’s campuses including the Life Sciences Centre and the BC Children’s Hospital.

The series is designed for trainees to develop presentation skills and practice critical evaluation of recent articles in the scientific literature related to diabetes research.

The intended audience are academic research trainees and faculty involved in diabetes research.

The journal club is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays via ZOOM.

Sep
12
Sat
No Limits with Type 1 Diabetes- Diabetes Canada
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
About the No Limits with T1D 2020 Virtual Conference

Diabetes Canada’s No Limits with T1D Conference is an annual educational event, specifically geared towards people living with type 1 diabetes, and their support network. Bringing the type 1 community together, this two-day event features expert speakers on diabetes management, information on diabetes related products and services, and the latest breakthroughs in research.

In accordance with guidelines from the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada, Diabetes Canada is taking this year’s conference on-line, presenting our first virtual conference in support of the type 1 community across Canada.

Event highlights include:

  • Nationally renowned speakers
  • Interactive Exhibitor Tradeshow
  • Themed Chat Rooms where you can connect with health care providers, key diabetes stakeholders and others affected by T1D
  • Virtual games, prizes and more!

This year’s No Limits with T1D Conference offers adult and youth participants the opportunity to be inspired, learn and connect. Register TODAY!

The virtual event will take place Sept 12th and 19th from 12:00 – 5:30 pm EST (9:00 am – 2:30 pm PST)

https://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/conferences/2020-no-limits-with-t1d-virtual-conference

 

 

Sep
19
Sat
No Limits with Type 1 Diabetes- Diabetes Canada
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
About the No Limits with T1D 2020 Virtual Conference

Diabetes Canada’s No Limits with T1D Conference is an annual educational event, specifically geared towards people living with type 1 diabetes, and their support network. Bringing the type 1 community together, this two-day event features expert speakers on diabetes management, information on diabetes related products and services, and the latest breakthroughs in research.

In accordance with guidelines from the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada, Diabetes Canada is taking this year’s conference on-line, presenting our first virtual conference in support of the type 1 community across Canada.

Event highlights include:

  • Nationally renowned speakers
  • Interactive Exhibitor Tradeshow
  • Themed Chat Rooms where you can connect with health care providers, key diabetes stakeholders and others affected by T1D
  • Virtual games, prizes and more!

This year’s No Limits with T1D Conference offers adult and youth participants the opportunity to be inspired, learn and connect. Register TODAY!

The virtual event will take place Sept 12th and 19th from 12:00 – 5:30 pm EST (9:00 am – 2:30 pm PST)

https://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/conferences/2020-no-limits-with-t1d-virtual-conference

 

 

Sep
21
Mon
European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting 2020 @ Virtual Meeting
Sep 21 – Sep 25 all day
Oct
3
Sat
IPTN Conference 2020: Type 2 Diabetes: Moving from Management to Remission @ Virtual Conference
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Registration Now Open!

The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition (IPTN) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a virtual conference this fall focusing exclusively on Type 2 Diabetes and therapeutic nutrition strategies. This full-day event will review the management and remission of Type 2 Diabetes through various dietary approaches.

Plan to be a part of this focused conference where national and international leaders will share their expertise on a number of topics, including:

  • Whole-Food Plant-Based Diets for Type 2 Diabetes
  • The Role of Mitochondria in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes Remission Using Very Low Energy Diets
  • Indigenous Health and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Low Carb/Very Low Carb Diets in Type 2 Diabetes

Registration is open to physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Early bird registration deadline is September 11, 2020

IPTN-2020-Brochure_1

 

The Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition (IPTN)

www.therapeuticnutrition.org

The IPTN is a not-for-profit collaboration between researchers, academics, practitioners and health decision-makers. The IPTN was started in 2016 to advance the idea of personalized, therapeutic nutrition and to foster a ‘food first’ culture in Canada for treating chronic diseases and has worked to close the research-practice gap for health professionals by translating evidence into educational programs to support practice change. The IPTN also advocates for therapeutic nutrition as a fundamental and required aspect of patient care. Adoption of a ‘food first’ approach to treating chronic diseases has the potential to reduce unnecessary suffering and health care costs, and dramatically improve health outcomes and quality of life for Canadians.

Oct
7
Wed
2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers @ UBC School of Kinesiology
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm

The 2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers

This event will be held virtually as a webinar.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Oct
8
Thu
2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers @ UBC School of Kinesiology
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm

The 2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers

This event will be held virtually as a webinar.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

Oct
15
Thu
Canadian Vascular & Lipid Summit 2020 @ Virtual Event
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all day
Oct
28
Wed
Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference 2020 @ Virtual Meeting
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all day
Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference 2020 @ Virtual Meeting

Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference presents “Reaching New Heights”.

Nov
13
Fri
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2020
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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