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Taking Care of Diabetes and Avoiding Complications

Published on November 2, 2009

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According to the American Diabetes Association there are 23.6 million people in America with diabetes. That’s 8% of the population and, unfortunately, that number is growing. In this Patient Power program, you’ll hear Dr. Neeti Choudhury and her patient, Richard, share their perspective and tips on the management of diabetes and most importantly tips for prevention. Dr. Choudhury is an Internal Medicine Specialist at UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics.

The program beings with Richard “Rick” Roberts as he shares his story about being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 10 years ago. When Rick’s wife found out she was pre-diabetic, they made some big changes. Rick connected with Dr. Choudhury and began his journey. Both he and his wife have lost weight through a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise. Listen to this program to hear how Rick gained control of his diabetes, and his life.

Dr. Choudhury helps listeners to understand type 1 and 2 diabetes and the complications of the condition. She discusses the various treatment options, stressing the importance of close monitoring of your blood sugar, diet and exercise. The doctor-patient relationship is key. To quote Rick “So you’ve got to watch your nutrition, you’ve got to get some exercise, you’ve got to monitor your glucose, and work very closely with your doctor.” If you’re searching for information about diabetes, this program is a great resource.

Watch Rick’s Powerful Patient video, here.

Produced in association with UW Medicine and UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics
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