Lab Rat Chat

26. Defeating Diabetes with Dr. Roy Taylor

February 10, 2022 Lab Rat Chat Season 1
Lab Rat Chat
26. Defeating Diabetes with Dr. Roy Taylor
Show Notes

Lab Rat Chat - Episode 26 with Dr. Roy Taylor

In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff chat with Dr. Roy Taylor,  a physician and author, who is currently the Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre at Newcastle University.   He has been conducting research on type 2 diabetes since 1978 and in 2011, Taylor showed that the disease was a simple, reversible condition of excess fat within the liver and pancreas. Taylor developed the system now used throughout the United Kingdom for screening for diabetic eye disease, which has resulted in a major reduction in blindness due to diabetes across the UK. He is the author of Life Without Diabetes, a popular guide to understanding and reversing type 2 diabetes and achieving lasting remission (link below).

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Dr. Taylor’s extensive and impressive background as a physician and scientist.
  • What diabetes is and the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • How the use of animals in his early research was crucial in order to understand the disease process.
  • The role of physicians in not only managing their patients through the use of medicine, but in ways to prevent and/or cure their condition through diet and exercise.

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