Sawbones: Diabetes

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are drinking up a cup of your sweet, sweet pee. Graphic? Sure, but how else will we know if you have diabetes?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Comments

Did I miss something, or did

Did I miss something, or did you not mention that Type 1 Diabetes (which can occur any time in life, but is typically seen in children) is usually caused by an autoimmune reaction. You did say it's when the pancreas no longer makes insulin, but I didn't really hear the "why".

I like to make that clear because I'm tired of explaining to people that my Type 1 diabetes has been with me since I was 3 and is NOT the result of poor diet or being overweight (neither of which has ever really been true for me).

Very good episode otherwise, especially given the huge scope of material you needed to try to squeeze in. I liked the mention of insulin pumps at the end.