OU Medicine Live Chat-Diabetes: A Growing Problem

Friday, November 22nd at 10AM
Our Guest: Joni Beck, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM


The average annual medical costs of children and teens with diabetes in the US is $9,000, compared to about $1,500 for those who don’t have diabetes, according to the JDRF. For adolescents graduating from pediatric care and transitioning to adult care, this burden can be overwhelming. Joni Beck, PharmD, CDE, and BC-ADM, is working to help relieve this stress and educate all young adults about diabetes through Wavelengths, a Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Young Adult Transition Program.

OU Medicine Live Chat: Love Your Lungs

Friday, November 15th at 10AM

 It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

When you've been diagnosed with cancer--particularly lung cancer--it may be hard to think or talk about quitting smoking. Why? Because you smoke even though everybody knows that smoking is bad for your health. And everyone knows that it can cause cancer. Plus, we also know that quitting is hard.

Harold Hamm International for Biomedical Research in Diabetes

EMBARGOED UNTIL 7:30 P.M., October 28, 2013
Contact: OU Public Affairs, (405) 325-1701, or Theresa Green, (405) 833-9824, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – October 28, 2012 – Imagine how different the lives of so many would be if diabetes were cured and the billions of dollars in annual health care costs that could be saved.

Finding that cure was the impetus for establishing the $250,000 Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes, awarded for the first time today by the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma. The inaugural recipient, Dr. Peter H. Bennett, is an internationally renowned scientist whose unparalleled achievements in the field of diabetes research continue to be the foundation for much of what is known today about the disease. His work continues to inspire still more groundbreaking research across the globe that moves the world of medicine ever closer to a cure.

OU Medicine Live Chat: 1,2,3's of Diabetes

Friday, November 8th at 10am

Diabetes is a disease that effects millions of Americans on a daily basis. In this discussion we go over the different types of diabetes, as well as tips for managing and preventing the disease.

OU Medicine Live Chat: Halloween Safety

Friday, October 22nd at 10AM

When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, however, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards.

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