What Is Diabetes?

What Is Diabetes?

Streaming Video - 2011
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Focusing mostly on type 2 diabetes, this program is designed to help the layperson-especially patients who have been newly diagnosed-understand the physiological impact of the illness, complications associated with it, and important steps to prevent or decrease the risk of complications. The video explains the links between type 2 diabetes and factors such as obesity, advanced age, physical inactivity family history, impaired glucose tolerance, and other criteria. Diabetes specialist Susan C. Ward helps viewers understand why the disease is frequently diagnosed even if a person is "feeling fine" and how patients can take action to manage it-clinically as well as through improved nutrition and exercise.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2005.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (14 min.) :,sd., col., digital file.

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