Michael Farkouh, MD, Talks about the Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus

Michael Farkouh, MD, Director of Clinical Trials and Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says that there are many strategies to both prevent and control diabetes mellitus, but he notes that obesity prevention is key.

Michael Farkouh, MD, Director of Clinical Trials and Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says that there are many strategies to both prevent and control diabetes mellitus, but he notes that obesity prevention is key.

Diet and exercise are crucial to prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as diabetes. Dr Farkouh also says that drugs, in particular the GLP-1 agonist liraglutide, will be helpful in treating diabetes, but also preventing diabetes with considerable weight loss is crucial.

This video was taken at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session & Expo in San Francisco, CA, on March 11, 2013.