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ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Tune in to gain insights for your practice.




The Rising Diabulimia Epidemic: Safeguarding Diabetic Patients with Eating Disorders

Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Diabulimia, defined as the manipulation of insulin treatments by Type 1 diabetic patients in order to lose weight, is a rising problem among teens and young adults in the U.S, particularly young women. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss this dual diagnosis phenomenon of diabetes and eating disorders, ways in which they exacerbate other disease processes, the long term consequences, and management priorities for phycisians is author and registered...

Duration: 00:13:30

Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Lower in More Walkable Neighborhoods

[Read the Article] Despite targeted efforts to reduce obesity through diet and exercise, these rates continue to rise. A new study from Ontario, Canada found that obesity and diabetes rates were lower in more walkable neighborhoods compared to less walkable neighborhoods, where they saw an increase in these rates.Researchers from St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto studied almost 9,000 neighborhoods in Southern Ontario looking at walkability scores, along with government health data and...

Duration: 00:01:00