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A team of highly trained, experienced, and passionate healthcare advisors serve as our ongoing "knowledge building" resource to DiabetesCare.net. Our Advisory Board members regularly review the material on the website and suggest enhancements to the "MyCare Tools" provided.
Christopher Case, MD
Dr. Case is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who specializes in Endocrinology. In his private practice, Jefferson City Medical Group, Dr. Case treats individuals with diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, and diseases of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. Dr. Case and his staff continually explore new ways to enhance the care they deliver to individuals with obesity. Their commitment to quality care is evident in their outcomes; One year of data revealed that their patients experienced tremendous medical benefits.
Dr. Case earned his medical degree at St. Louis University in 1997; where he also completed his residency. He concentrated on obesity, weight loss, metabolic syndrome and new developments in cardiovascular disease prevention during his fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Case has conducted many research projects and, as a result, is well published. His work includes the following articles, Thyroid Changes and Aging, Continuous Intravenous Glucagon, Impact of Weight Loss on the Metabolic Syndrome, The Neglected Americans with High Global Risk of CHD and Low LDL-C and Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the United States.
Dr. Jarett`s contributions to the field began early. The very first paper he wrote as a first-year medical student in 1958 at Washington University became a Citation Classic. As a resident he showed that nonendocrine hormone-secreting tumors produce immunologically active ACTH. In the years that followed, he made many important contributions to the understanding of the pathways of the insulin signal transduction network. His work on the interaction of insulin with its receptor on the plasma membrane led to the theory that a mediator regulates the activity of key enzymes that control the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids by altering the state of phosphorylation of these enzymes.
Dr. Jarett, the recipient of many awards and honors for this work over the years, was awarded the 1980 David Rumbough Award of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. And his work continues to have impact following the discovery of the difference in the control of the phosphorylation and tyrosine kinase activity between phosphorylated IRS-1 and phosphorylated IRS-2 as well as studies of the insulin-sensitive glucose transporter, GLUT 4.
Sharon Howard, Registered Dietitian (RD), Master of Science in Health (MS), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association (FADA)
Sharon has more than 25 years experience counseling individuals with nutrition issues including diabetes, weight loss, eating disorders, lipid disorders, celiac disease, renal disease, and bariatric nutrition.
(Last Modified Date: April 5, 2013)