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What is EPI? DIY diabetes pioneer Dana Lewis wants you to know your risk

Diabetes Connections | Type 1 Diabetes

Release Date: 06/25/2024

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Diabetes Connections | Type 1 Diabetes

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What is EPI? DIY diabetes pioneer  Dana Lewis wants you to know your risk show art What is EPI? DIY diabetes pioneer Dana Lewis wants you to know your risk

Diabetes Connections | Type 1 Diabetes

DIY Pioneer Dana Lewis was diagnosed with something called EPI – exocrine pancreatic insufficiency a couple of years ago. She’d never heard of it and was shocked to find out diabetes is considered a common co-condition. In fact, 20-30 percent of people with diabetes can end up with EPI. EPI can cause a lot of discomfort and stomach issues – and health issues if left untreated. Of course, Dana jumped in, publishing a review of studies and now- creating studies of her own. She’ll explain what she’s doing, why she needs your help, and more about this condition that doesn’t get much...

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It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: South Africa runs out of insulin pens - and why this could happen anywhere, once-weekly insulin is approved in Canada, update on Omnipod 5 with Dexcom G7 rollout, more older people are getting type 1 but more people are living longer with it, CGM at the Olympcs and more! Find out more about  Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Learn more about from extreme temperatures Learn more about Drive The best way to keep up with Stacey and the...

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DIY Pioneer Dana Lewis was diagnosed with something called EPI – exocrine pancreatic insufficiency a couple of years ago. She’d never heard of it and was shocked to find out diabetes is considered a common co-condition. In fact, 20-30 percent of people with diabetes can end up with EPI. EPI can cause a lot of discomfort and stomach issues – and health issues if left untreated. Of course, Dana jumped in, publishing a review of studies and now- creating studies of her own. She’ll explain what she’s doing, why she needs your help, and more about this condition that doesn’t get much attention.

This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.

Find your Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Symptom Score using Dana Lewis's new tool: https://danamlewis.github.io/EPI-PEI-SS/

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