The latest on diabetes management: Treatment plans, therapies, tech and more

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The latest on managing diabetes with Marie E. McDonnell, MD


It has never been more challenging to help patients manage chronic conditions, most especially type 2 diabetes.

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, according to the CDC, and the vast majority of them have type 2. In normal times, managing diabetes is a challenge for physicians, as it requires a strong physician-patient relationship and dedication from patients to adhere to their treatment plans.

So how can physicians help their patients control their diabetes? What are best practices in creating treatment plans and motivating patients?

Furthermore, what's coming in the future when it comes to new therapies or technologies to help managing diabetes?

To discuss this important topic, my guest today is Marie E. McDonnell, M.D., an endocrinologist and director of the Brigham Diabetes Program at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, and a lecturer on medicine at Harvard Medical School.

This is part two of a two-part conversation with Dr. McDonnell.

Watch part one here, with a focus on managing patient diabetes during COVID-19.