Posted by Ken Erdelt on Apr 08, 2019
Dr Koualmanda, of Beth Israel Deaconis Medical Center provided an excellent overview of her work on Diabetes, as well as the history and evolution the treatment for the disease. There are many types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and others but the most destructive is Type 1. The incidence of diabetes has grown dramatically since the mid-1990's to about 27 million cases or about 10% of the US population and there are approximately 79 million additional people considered as pre-diabetic - it has reached epidemic proportions. Most of the root causes point to diet and a lack of exercise with other factors such as age, ethnicity and family history contributing to the overall rise in cases. Dr. Koulamanda recommended we try moderate exercise 3-4 times per week and adopt more of the Mediterranean diet - (more seafood, less meat), avoid sugary soft drinks and drink water and red wine