VIDEO: Margaret Powers, PhD, Speaks About the Impact of Obesity on Chronic Conditions
In this video, Margaret Powers, PhD, talks about obesity's impact on the management of chronic illnesses. Dr. Powers also talks about the benefits of obese patients losing 5% to 7% of body weight and working out 150 minutes a week to lower their risk of developing diabetes and other chronic conditions.
The American Journal of Managed Care and Precision Health Economics will hold a one-day meeting to promote better partnerships among all partners involved in diabetes management – physicians, health plan leaders, policymakers, and the creators of life-saving medicines.
The American Journal of Managed Care editorial team will be covering the American Diabetes Associations (ADA) from June 21-25, 2013, in Chicago, IL. Make sure to sign up for our daily email blasts containing breaking news and multimedia interviews on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for all of our coverage!
Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial condition that requires optimization of glycemic control as well as cardiovascular care. This presentation highlighted key aspects of the 2013 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care to provide guidance on managing insulin therapy and to help clinicians optimize cardiovascular care in adult patients with diabetes.