Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health - Episode 9

Episode 9 - Current Challenges and Gaps in Patient Care

In this segment, Michael Weber, MD, discusses the factors that challenge physicians to provide optimal care to cardiometabolic patients and those at risk for developing a cardiometabolic condition.

Dr Weber continues by explaining how difficult it can often be to treat his patients the way he would like to.

In addition to limitations on pharmacotherapeutic management, treatment affordability, and accessibility, Dr Weber explains that psychosocial factors such as denial often lead to patient nonadherence.

Dr Weber concludes his discussion by discussing a recent published survey that ironically determined that patients who have risk factors associated with cardiometabolic conditions were found to be more vulnerable to developing serious events due to stress and anxiety.