Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with approximately 18 million people in the country affected. Joining host Andrew Schorr for a discussion about the latest information on diabetes is Dr. Dace Trence. Dr. Trence is the director of the University of Washington Medical Center diabetes care center, and has had thousands of diabetes patients over the years.
It’s estimated that 50 percent of diabetes sufferers don't even know that they have it. Dr. Trence describes symptoms to look for, the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and how diabetes occurs in the first place. She also explains how diabetes can lead to other complications, such as heart disease, and what you can do to lower these risks. Furthermore, Dr. Trence stresses that diabetes doesn’t have to lead to complications anymore. She talks about all the ways you can control diabetes – through activity, diet and medication – so that you can live a long, healthy life.
Exercising, taking medication, and managing diet daily can be a difficult life adjustment for some. Dr. Trence talks about the frustrations of managing a chronic condition, but stresses how important it is. She also answers listener questions about Syndrome X, prediabetes, low blood sugar, and more. Listen to this webcast to find out what you need to do if you’ve just been diagnosed. If you have had diabetes for years, learn more about different available medications, how to maintain your health, and hear questions and inspiring stories from callers.
Dace Trence, M.D.
Director of the Diabetes Care Center, UW MedicineDr. Dace Trence is Director of the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Trence received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. more >