Diabetes to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Jan. 27

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Diabetes is an increasingly widespread disease in the United States, due to factors such as obesity and lack of exercise. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about diabetes in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, on West Virginia Public Television.

Andrea Hasley, R.D., C.D.E., is a dietician and diabetes educator at WVU Hospitals Diabetes Center. She received her degree from WVU. She completed her dietetic internship through Marshall University.

Irma Ullrich, M.D., is an endocrinologist and internal medicine physician at WVU. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her specialty training at WVU and the Medical University of South Carolina. Her special interests include diabetes, the use of exercise as treatment, osteoporosis, lipid disorders and obesity.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
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