After giving updates on the Enterovirus 68 and Ebola outbreaks, Adrian Paul and Ethan Dettenmaier discuss the risk factors behind the growing epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes among children, explain the differences between Type 1 and Type 2, provide diet and exercise tips for Type 2 prevention, and highlight how organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Scripps Research Institute are fighting the disease with science and education.
Heroes of the Week Daniel and Jake Fine founded Team Brotherly Love in 2004 when Daniel was 11 and Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 7. Daniel joins us by phone to share how they’ve raised $1.9 million to battle Type 1 and to unveil their revolutionary new Diabetes management tool called Dosed. (His advice to turn “What If” into “What Is” is awesome.) I also give a couple of quick updates on previous Heroes Olivia Keith (who was just named a Daily Point of Light) and Hailey and Olivia Scheinman.