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Understanding and Preventing Type 2 Diabetes - VIDEO

The New England Journal of Medicine has presented the first episode of a four-page Double Take miniseries discussing the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, its complications, and the importance of screening and prevention.

In this first episode of “Type 2 Diabetes — Controlling the Epidemic,” a four-part Double Take video miniseries from the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Jane E.B. Reusch (University of Colorado), E. Dale Abel (UCLA), and Monica Peek (University of Chicago) discuss the pathophysiology of the disease and its common complications. The experts also review prediabetes and the importance of engaging at-risk communities for diabetes screening and prevention.

To view the 7:43 minute video, click here.

For further reading, the following articles, referenced in this video as among the first studies to demonstrate that lifestyle changes could prevent or forestall type 2 diabetes, are available on the Journal’s website: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Changes in Lifestyle among Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance. opens in new tab (Tuomilehto et al., in the May 3, 2001, issue) and Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin. opens in new tab (Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, in the February 7, 2002, issue).

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