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Developments in Diabetes Management and Prevention

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that has long required careful management. A professor of medicine at UCSD discusses promising therapies that help diabetes patients take control and what we can do to l

Developments in Diabetes Management and Prevention

Tom Fudge : Diabetes is the American health epidemic of the early 21st century. There are an estimated 15 million people in America who are diagnosed with the disease. That’s a two-fold increase since 1980, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The increase has largely been in type-2 diabetes, which is related to diet and weight-gain in adults.

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All of this has made the work of Dr. Steve Edelman more important. Steve is diabetic himself. He’s a professor in the UCSD school of medicine. And he’s founder and director of the group, Taking Control of Your Diabetes.

His non-profit group is holding its annual conference and health fair this weekend in San Diego. Steve joins me to talk about the latest in treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diabetes.

Guest

  • Dr. Steven Edelman, professor of medicine at the UCSD Veterans Affairs Medical Center and founder and director of the group,Taking Control of your Diabetes, which holds its annual conference this weekend.