MSU Researchers, WKAR, and Sparrow nurse team up to talk Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Bree Holtz, an Assistant Professor in ComArtSci’s Department of Advertising + Public Relations, has teamed up with WKAR to produce a series of three videos about type 1 diabetes.

Julie Dunneback, MSN, APRN, CPNP, CDE, a nurse practitioner in the pediatric endocrinology clinic at Sparrow Hospital, is also part of the team and has been a significant advocate for this research.

The first video, shown below, highlights the research taking place and the MyT1DHero mobile app, developed by Dr. Holtz and other MSU researchers.  Additionally, two kids with type 1 diabetes and their parents are featured.

The team plans to create two more videos to educate the public on symptoms of type 1 diabetes, as well as the stigma that families often feel once diagnosed.  The videos will air on the PBS family channel.