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Laura actively combats her type II Diabetes through exercise and diet. She also discusses how finding the right doctor was crucial to her success.
For more information on diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association.
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Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University
Excerpted from The New Medicine Interviews
The expectation or the wish of the patient is to have that magic pill, to take it and have the problem go away. You see it in our country most obviously now with obesity and diabetes. What we used to call type II diabetes, adult onset diabetes, we’re seeing more and more in adolescents because they’re so obese.
People want a pill to make them be able to eat anything they want and not to gain weight. Everybody would like that. It’s just not going to happen in our lifetime or our children’s lifetime… The individual, like it or not, is responsible for their health as much as they’re responsible for their checking account or their retirement account…