Guest: Dr. Maria Craig
Presenter: Tabetha Moreto
Guest Bio: Dr. Maria Craig is a professor of paediatric endocrinology at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is a clinician researcher and her major research interests are the epidemiology and aetiology of childhood diabetes and its complications. She is internationally recognised as a leader in diabetes epidemiology, evidence based medicine and clinical guidelines. Her research interests include the epidemiology of childhood diabetes (type 1, type 2, cystic fibrosis related diabetes and monogenic diabetes) and diabetes complications, in collaboration with Professor Kim Donaghue at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Segment Overview: In today’s interview, Dr. Craig discusses about Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the revolutionary new way of checking a diabetic’s glucose levels. It can liberated children from the pain of routine finger pricks. She also talks about the increasing number of children developing diabetes and how diabetic children can manage their condition with the help of their parents.