Digital Diabetes – The Rise of Technology in Clinical Care with Prof. Derek O'Keeffe
In this episode of Curbside Consults, we discuss how patients and physicians are using the latest technology to manage diabetes mellitus. We are joined by Prof. Derek O'Keeffe, Consultant Physician (Endocrinologist) at University Hospital Galway Ireland and Professor of Medical Device Technology at the National University of Ireland Galway.
0:05 – Intro 0:20 – Why now is the decade for diabetes and technology 2:00 – Technologies currently in use in diabetes care 8:00 – Benefits of continuous glucose monitoring 10:15 – Who should use continuous glucose monitoring? 12:20 – Challenges of using and implementing continuous glucose monitoring 16:10 – Closed-loop insulin pumps 19:30 – Future prospects for the use of technology in diabetes management 22:00 – Outro
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.
Prof. Derek O'Keeffe is a Consultant Physician (Endocrinologist) at University Hospital Galway Ireland and Professor of Medical Device Technology at the National University of Ireland Galway.
James was a 2020-2021 NEJM Editorial Fellow and a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has a Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Healthcare from University College London and completed Basic Specialist Training in general internal medicine with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.