Surgeon General Discusses Diabetes Prevention


Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and tens of millions more could be diagnosed with prediabetes.

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

At a day-long briefing sponsored by the journal Health Affairs, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin discussed what physicians can do to help their patients live well with the disease.

She noted that physicians play an important role in implementation of the National Prevention Strategy , which is part of the Affordable Care Act and encourages Americans to live healthier lives.

Below are comments from Dr. Benjamin on today's event.

Dr. Regina Benjamin on Diabetes Prevention (mp3)

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