Where is the treatment of diabetes going in the future?

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An internist discusses the recent expansion of treatment options for people managing diabetes. Watch this video with Marc Lavin, MD from West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.
Jasprit S. Takher, MD
Internal Medicine
Treatment for diabetes is evolving every day. In this video, Jasprit Takher, MD, a practicing internist from MountainView Hospital, explains various treatment options for diabetes, including insulin, oral medications and more.
Diabetes treatment research is leading to insulin that acts more like the insulin in your body. Watch as Michelle Lalick, RN, BSN, CDE, of Mercy Health, describes some advances in diabetes treatment as researchers continue searching for a cure.

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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