Is obesity driving the type 2 diabetes epidemic?
Eighty percent of all new type 2 diagnosis are related to obesity, explains HealthMaker Anand Iyer, Ph.D, president of WellDoc. In this video, he talks about how healthcare apps can help patients manage their lifestyle along with their disease.
Sedentary lifestyle, the services based economy-- they were all agriculture farmers, and now there are these high profile computer programmers.
It's a perfect storm. [BRIGHT TRANQUIL MUSIC]
80% of all new type 2 cases are due to obesity. This mixture of Western diet, the refined sugars and flours
that they haven't been accustomed to for centuries, and that sedentary lifestyle, the services based economy--
they were all agriculture farmers, and now there are these high profile computer programmers. It's a perfect storm.
And, yeah, obesity is a root cause. And so, if we can actually help manage that lifestyle aspect, just a critical-- when you think about Welldoc,
it's really four things. It's metabolic management, like lipids, blood glucose, weight; it's symptom management; it's medication management;
and it's lifestyle management. And if you can play that pillar of lifestyle management,
for not just diabetes, you start to curb congestive heart failure, asthma, all the things that
obesity causes-- hypertension. You can really make an effective dent. [BRIGHT TRANQUIL MUSIC]
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