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Special Guest Dan Hurley

Dan Hurley is the author of Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, And What To Do About It (Kaplan, 2010). Diagnosed with type 1 when he was 18 years old, in 1975, Hurley began noticing in recent years how many more people seemed to have the disease. Setting out to investigate the trend, Hurley interviewed hundreds of researchers and patients, uncovering worldwide evidence that type 1 is now twice as common as in the 1980s, and about five times more common than in the 1950s. The book also investigates breakthroughs in the development of the artificial pancreas and efforts toward a medical cure. His book has been featured on National Public Radio and ABC's Nightline; and excerpted in the May issues of Wired and Discover. Hurley has been interviewed about the book by Dr. Oz, Parade and US News and World Report. A medical journalist for over 20 years, Hurley has written often for The New York Times, Psychology Today, the Medical Tribune and Family Circle. His previous book, Natural Causes, an investigation of the dietary supplement industry, was featured in a two-part series on the CBS Evening News and named an Editors' Choice of 2006 by Booklist. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

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