UW CIPE HOSTS THE KES BLOOD SUGAR RISING PANEL DISCUSSION

On Thursday, November 19th, the UW CIPE, in collaboration with UW SMPH Academic Affairs, the Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students Operation Diabetes Committee, and PBS, hosted the KES Blood Sugar Rising Panel Discussion. Participation included more than 70 students, faculty/staff and practitioners. The PBS documentary originally aired in April 2020. UW CIPE moved the screening and panel discussion to this Fall with November being National Diabetes Month.

On behalf of our partners, UW CIPE would like to thank the participants, the session co-facilitator, Natasha Virrueta, PharmD Candidate, Co-Chair, WSPS Operation Diabetes Committee, and the panelists (listed below) for their participation, contribution, and insights:

  • Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Research, Director, UW–Madison Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology; Section Chief, Endocrinology, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • Gwen KlinknerDNP, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES, Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Health
  • Sarah Kruger, DNP, RN, Professor Emeritus, UW–Madison School of Nursing
  • Eva M. Vivian, PharmD, PhD, MS, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES, Professor (CHS), UW–Madison, School of Pharmacy
  • Denise L Walbrandt Pigarelli, PharmD, BC-ADM, RPh, B.S. Pharm, Associate Professor (CHS), Chair, School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee
  • Rene Walters, MS, CDE, RDN-CD, Diabetes Supervisor, Endocrinology-West Clinic

In Wisconsin, 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes, with most unaware they have it (WI DHS, 2020). Here is a link to the Wisconsin Department of Health Service web page on Prediabetes to learn more about lowering your risk: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/prediabetes/control.htm.

To watch the PBS Blood Sugar Rising Documentary, you can visit: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/blood-sugar-rising/home/watch/.