Season 3: 2023 – 2024
On today’s podcast Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Jonathan Jun, who will be speaking with us about diabetes and sleep. Dr. Jun holds a pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine position at Johns Hopkins. He specializes in causes and consequences of obstructive sleep apnea and the interaction of sleep with metabolism. He received his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He did two fellowship programs at Johns Hopkins in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Jun now serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He’s a member of the Sleep Fellowship program, evaluation and Clinical Competency Committee and provides teaching to medical students and residents at Johns Hopkins.
On today’s podcast, Dr. Kalyani welcomes Dr. Nes Mathioudakis, who will be speaking with us about pre-diabetes. Dr. Mathioudakis is an endocrinologist at Johns Hopkins focusing his clinical practice on the care of patients with endocrine disorders, with a particular clinical interest and research focus on diabetes. His research is focused on health informatics approaches for diabetes prevention and management. Dr. Mathioudakis received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. After completing his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he joined the faculty in the division in 2012. Dr. Mathioudakis also received his Master of Health Science degree in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Mathioudakis is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and the Co-Medical Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership.
Episode 29: World Diabetes Day 2023
For the 2023 Special Edition Podcast for World Diabetes Day, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Stanley Chen Cardenas to our podcast. Dr. Chen Cardenas is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was born in Panama, obtained his medical degree at the University of Panama where he became interested in endocrinology and basic-translational research. This led him to migrate to the United States and the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School. He continued his medical training in Baltimore at Sinai Hospital where he served as a Chief resident followed by his endocrinology fellowship a Johns Hopkins University. He is currently interested is in adrenal gland disorders. Relevant for this podcast, as an endocrinologist he spent 2 years working in Latin America, more specifically in Panama, both in the public and private healthcare system.
Episode 28: Diabetes and Smoking
For Podcast Episode 28, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos to our podcast. Dr. Galiatsatos is an assistant professor and physician in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine. He is Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Health Equity steering committee and, as a co-director and co-founder of Medicine for the Greater Good. He also serves as the director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic at Johns Hopkins and has a particular interest and expertise in Community engagement and its impact on health and health equity.
Episode 27: A Real Patient Story and Diabetes Retinopathy
For Podcast Episode 27, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes a person with diabetes, Derrell, who will be sharing his journey, living with diabetes particularly focused on the effect of diabetes related eye disease on his life. Along with Derrell, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sharon Solomon, an expert on diabetic eye disease, and one of Derrell’s care providers. Dr. Solomon is the Katherine M. Graham, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, a retina specialist and board certified ophthalmologist. Her clinical expertise includes medical and surgical treatment of age, related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy epiretinal membranes, macular holes and retinal tears and detachment. She has a large national and international referral practice at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Solomon is the first Wilmer faculty inducted into the prestigious Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins.
Episode 26: Diabetes and Hearing Loss
In Episode 26, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is delighted to welcome Dr. Ronnie Dinkes, a licensed audiologist and the director of audiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She earned her doctorate in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Dinkes specializes in diagnostic testing and evaluations and the latest in technology in hearing aids and devices. Her primary research interest is the impact of diabetes on audiology.
Episode 25: Diabetic Neuropathy
In Episode 25, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Gerard Limerick to our podcast. Dr Limerick completed his MD and PhD in cell and developmental biology Rutgers University, as well as a fellowship in pain medicine at Johns Hopkins. At Johns Hopkins he’s developed a clinic for the treatment of painful peripheral neuropathy with a specific emphasis on peripheral diabetic neuropathy. His practice involves a patient centered multi modal approach which includes oral therapies specialized topical therapies and neuro modulation.
The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website neither endorses nor recommends any products or services that may be referenced on this website.
Season 2: 2022 – 2023
Episode 24: Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease
In Episode 24, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes back Dr. Daphne Knicely as we discuss various aspects for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease. Dr. Knicely was previously at Johns Hopkins and is currently an associate professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Knicely is an expert in diabetic kidney disease and is also the Physician Leader for home therapies at UVA Dialysis. She specializes in caring for patients with a wide range of kidney conditions — including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders and kidney stones. Her clinical focus is acute and chronic dialysis in all forms (but with a particular interest in home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), diabetic kidney disease and solitary kidneys.
Episode 23: Diabetes & Prevention of Kidney Disease
In Episode 23, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Daphne Knicely, who was previously at Johns Hopkins and is currently an associate professor of medicine at the University of Virginia school of medicine. Dr. Knicely is an expert in diabetic kidney disease and is also the Physician Leader for home therapies at UVA Dialysis. She specializes in caring for patients with a wide range of kidney conditions — including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders and kidney stones. Her clinical focus is acute and chronic dialysis in all forms (but with a particular interest in home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), diabetic kidney disease and solitary kidneys. In this podcast, we talk about prevention risk factors in staging of chronic kidney disease for diabetes.
Episode 22: A Real Diabetes Parent's Story
In Episode 22, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Kim Vaughn, a nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins. Kim’s daughter was diagnosed at an early age with Type 1 diabetes and Kim had to learn firsthand some of the challenges and rewards of parenting a child with diabetes. In this episode, Kim shares her experiences of being a caregiver for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
Episode 21: Heart Failure
In Episode 21, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is thrilled to welcome Dr. Edward Kasper, the E. Cowles Andrus Distinguished Professor in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Outpatient Cardiology and a specialist in heart failure. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Kasper’s current research interests focus on the biological origins of heart failure. Specifically, his research has focused on causes and prognosis of patients with cardiomyopathy, a serious condition in which the heart has difficulty pumping blood throughout the body.
Episode 20: Cardiovascular Disease
In Episode 20, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Roger Blumenthal, the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology and the principal developer and Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He was Co-Chair of the 2019 ACC/AHA Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Guideline. He is recognized as an expert on cardiovascular risks related to diabetes.
Episode 19: A Real Patient Story - Living with Peripheral Artery Disease
In Episode 19, we welcome a patient with diabetes, Antonio, who will be sharing his journey living with Type 2 Diabetes, particularly focused on the effect of diabetes related peripheral artery disease and its effect on his life. Along with Antonio, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Ratchford, an expert on peripheral artery disease and one of Antonio’s care providers. Dr. Ratchford is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine. Her research and clinical interests include peripheral artery disease, cardiovascular disease prevention, and fibromuscular dysplasia.
Episode 18: HEALTHY EATING TIPS
In Episode 18, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Asha Gullapalli, MS RD LDN CDE. Asha is a Registered Dietitian with over 30 years’ experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition, and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and Insulin Pump Trainer. Asha provides diabetes training to health care teams including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians.
Episode 17: SPECIAL EDITION: World Diabetes Day
For today’s Special Edition podcast, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Mohammed Al-Sofiani, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Managing Editor of the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Al-Sofiani serves as the Vice President of the Saudi Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism and the Chief Scientific Officer of the first specialized diabetes echosystem and artificial intelligence platform in the Middle East. His research focuses on the digital transformation of diabetes care in the Middle East to improve the quality, efficiency, and safety of diabetes care and overcome barriers to access to care in various parts of the Middle East.
Episode 16: Nutrition in Type 1 Diabetes
In Episode 16, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes back Maureen Seel, an expert Diabetes Educator, to talk about Nutrition in Type 1 Diabetes. Maureen graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree and Dietetics. She has more than a decade of experience in nutrition, with most of that time being dedicated to educating patients on management of diabetes. She earned her Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2015 and has a passion for helping people with diabetes live healthier and happier lives. Her interests include yoga and learning new recipes to make for her family and friends.
Episode 15: The Diabetes Diet: An Overview
In Episode 15, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Diabetes Educator, Maureen Seel. Maureen graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Dietetics. She has more than a decade of experience in nutrition with most of that time being dedicated to educating patients on management of diabetes. She earned her Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2015 and has a passion for helping people with diabetes live healthier and happier lives. Her interests include yoga and learning new recipes to make for her family and friends.
EPISODE 14: A Real Patient Story with Joanna
In Episode 14, we welcome Real Patient Joanna and Caitlin Nass. Caitlin Nass is an adult nurse practitioner with the Hopkins Diabetes Center. Her clinical focus is on disease management, education, and health promotion for patients with diabetes. She is passionate about improving diabetes care for patients, so she combines her clinical practice with community education and professional outreach. In addition to patient care, she is active in the education of future nurses, champions quality improvement initiatives, and has participated in clinical research. She has authored articles on cardiac risk assessment, cardiac risk reduction, and chronic kidney disease. She earned both her BSN and MSN at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
EPISODE 13: Taking Your Medications
Welcome to Season 2 of the Diabetes Deconstructed Podcast Series! For Episode 13, host Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Alona Crowder, PharmD CDE. Dr. Crowder is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a certified diabetes care and education specialist, as well as a clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Crowder’s areas of expertise include quality improvement interventions to reduce hypertension health disparities, assessing the impact of pharmacists providing telemedicine to improve diabetes management, and evaluating the impact of personal and professional continuous glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes.
The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website neither endorses nor recommends any products or services that may be referenced on this website.
Season 1: 2021 – 2022
EPISODE 12: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes
On Episode 12, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Quartuccio to our podcast where he will be speaking to us about Medications for Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Quartuccio is a medical graduate of Thomas Jefferson University completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center where he was Chief Resident and completed a clinical and research fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Quartuccio also served as managing editor of the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes website from 2015 to 2017 and is currently an adjunct faculty Member at Johns Hopkins. He’s also a clinical endocrinologist in the Rochester Regional Health System.
EPISODE 11: A Real Patient Story with Joe
On Episode 11, we are excited to welcome real patient Joe and Dr. Tom Donner, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center. Today real patient Joe speaks with Dr. Donner and shares some of his experiences living with Type 1 Diabetes, and some of the tips, tricks, and new technology he’s been able to use to help him manage his diabetes.
EPISODE 10: Staying Active with Diabetes
On Episode 10, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is delighted to welcome Dr. Mark Corriere. As an endocrinologist and avid distance runner, he discusses the benefits of staying active and incorporating exercise into your daily routine. Dr. Corriere touches on topics such as why exercise is important in diabetes, who should do it, how often, the type of exercise recommended, how to effectively implement an exercise regimen in your daily life, special considerations when playing sports and when patients should consult with their healthcare providers.
EPISODE 9: Coping with Diabetes Part 2: Goal Setting
In Episode 9, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is delighted to welcome back Dr. Marissa Alert, a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and consultant who is committed to helping people improve their mental health and lifestyle habits. In this episode, Dr. Alert will focus on goal setting for diabetes patients and their families.
EPISODE 8: Coping with Diabetes Part 1: Psychosocial Considerations
In Episode 8, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is delighted to welcome Dr. Marissa Alert, a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and consultant who is committed to helping people improve their mental health and lifestyle habits. Dr. Alert specializes in teaching individuals to manage stress, cope with anxiety and depression, lose weight, and overcome barriers to making healthy changes. She is driven to help people move from where they are to where they want to be and to live a life in line with their values. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Innovation for TAD Health.
EPISODE 7: A Real Patient Story with Alan
EPISODE 6: Foot Care in Diabetes | Part 2: Seeing a Podiatrist
In Episode 6, host Dr. Rita Kalyani is delighted to welcome Dr. Nelson Maniscalco back in this second episode about diabetes and foot care. Listen as Dr. Maniscalco discusses the importance of seeing a podiatrist as part of normal diabetic care.
EPISODE 5: Foot Care in Diabetes | Part 1: Preventative Foot Care
In this episode, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Dr. Nelson Maniscalco to our podcast. Dr. Maniscalco is a Doctor of Podiatric medicine and shares his expertise in this 1st of a 2-part podcast series.
EPISODE 4: DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT
In this episode, Dr. Rita Kalyani welcomes Gene Arnold back to our podcast. In our last episode, Gene spoke with one of his patients about Diabetes Self-Management Programs. Gene is here today to tell us more about these programs.
EPISODE 3: A REAL PATIENT STORY WITH LEON
Episode 3 features Leon, who tells about his experiences as someone who has had diabetes for many years, and about his own diabetes self-management. Leon speaks with Eugene Arnold, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and quality coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Program.
Episode 2: The ABCs of Diabetes with Dr. Sudipa Sarkar
On today’s podcast, host Dr. Rita Kalyani looks into the basics of diabetes with Dr. Sudipa Sarkar, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Service at Hopkins.
Episode 1: Inaugural Podcast with Amy Rohrbaugh
In honor of the Frannie Foundation’s namesake, host Dr. Rita Kalyani has an in-depth conversation with her daughter, President and Founder Amy Rohrbaugh. Listen as Amy talks about her mom and her legacy, what it means to her to support the Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes, and how impactful a resource like a patient education website has been for so many who live with diabetes every day.