A nationally renowned expert in Type 1 diabetes research, Jake Kushner is a pediatric endocrinologist at Baylor College of Medicine. He is one of the few voices in academia responsible for creating a paradigm shift in the understanding of the treatment of normalizing blood sugars in Type I diabetics with a low-carb diet. He has done seminal research in this area, providing a basis for changes and improvements in dietary guidelines for Type I diabetics. Kushner's research focuses on the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas. His clinical interests include caring for children with Type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia, and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.