Focus on Diabetes
About This Show
ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Even more disturbing, the rates of new cases of diagnosed diabetes have risen almost twofold during the past decade. Nutrition, exercise and genetics are all factors in how the disease affects children, adults and the elderly, but that's only the beginning. How are surgical options changing the way we think about the disease? How close are we to a cure for Type 1 diabetes? Are there treatment lessons we can take from community-based initiatives abroad? Tune in to gain insights for your practice.
Most Recent Episode
The Rising Diabulimia Epidemic: Safeguarding Diabetic Patients with Eating Disorders
Dec 18 16
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Diabulimia, defined as the manipulation of insulin treatments by Type 1 diabetic patients in order to lose weight, is a rising problem among teens and young adults in the U.S, particularly young women. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss this dual diagnosis phenomenon of diabetes and eating disorders, ways in which they exacerbate other disease processes, the long term consequences, and management priorities for phycisians is author and registered dietitian Susan Weiner. Susan is a recipient of the AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year award and has devoted much of her writing and clinical expertise to addressing diabulimia in at-risk patients.