Treating the USA’s diabetes epidemic

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  • 1 in 10 people in the USA has Type 2 diabetes, but Professor Hill-Briggs explains how lifestyle changes are a cost-effective way to stop people developing the disease.

    Diabetes is the USA’s most expensive disease in terms of patient treatment and care. In this short talk, Professor Hill-Briggs explains the population health model for diabetes and gives an example of a public health policy interventions that can improve health by addressing the behavioural and social determinants of diabetes. Critically, lifestyle interventions have been shown to be far more effective than medication in preventing or delaying onset of type II diabetes in people at high risk of developing the disease.

    Professor Felicia Hill-Briggs is Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    This talk was given as part of the the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Symposium: Behaviour change to improve health for all
    https://acmedsci.ac.uk/more/events/behaviour-change-to-improve-health-for-all

    This symposium was co-hosted by the US National Academy of Medicine and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

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