Diabetes expert available for interviews for World Diabetes Day


TORONTO, Monday, November 13, 2017 ─Just because you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) doesn’t mean you can’t challenge yourself when it comes to physical activity. York University Faculty of Health Professor Michael Riddell is not only an exercise researcher but has also been living with T1D since he was 14 years old.

From climbing to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to making his way along Peru’s Machu Pichu trail, he’s never given up his desire to live an active life.

Now, as a global expert on exercise metabolism and stress physiology, and as a parent of a newly diagnosed adolescent with T1D, Professor Riddell continues to motivate and educate on the benefits and challenges of being physically active while living with diabetes.

Professor Riddell will lead a Facebook Live event for #WorldDiabetesDay with the JDRF Canada on November 14 at 8pm EST. During the live chat, he will discuss strategies for controlling blood glucose levels with exercise in diabetes, the studies he is overseeing at York University and at LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology on exercise management and T1D and his work on developing a novel drug that helps prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Professor Riddell is also available for interviews on World Diabetes day and the rest of this week.

What: Facebook Live Event

When: World Diabetes Day, November 14 at 8pmEST

Where: JDRF Canada FB page

For Media interviews with Professor Riddell: please contact Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 416 736 2100 ext. 44543 anayyar@yorku.ca

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