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Dr. Steven Edelman Part 6, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Management

Dr. Steven Edelman talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA 77th Scientific Session in San Diego about the importance of food control along with exercise.

Dr. Steven Edelman, Founder, Director, and Chairman of the Board of the nonprofit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of San Diego. He is also a 10-time winner of the San Diego Magazine Top Doctors in San Diego Award.

Transcript of this video segment:

Steve Freed: As far as, when it comes to type 2 diabetes, most people are overweight, a few pounds whatever the case.

Dr. Edelman: A few pounds, who are you kidding?

Steve Freed:  What I’m saying is that, you have diabetes educators on staff, dietitians on staff. I’ve tried to figure out what percentage is the food that we put in our bodies and what percentage is physical activity. I always thought it was equal, but I’m coming to the realization that it’s what you put in your body that’s more important.

Dr. Edelman: 90%. When people try to exercise to lose weight, it never works. But, I’m a firm believer that exercise in addition to caloric restriction is just such a good combo. Getting people to do it over the long term consistently is tough. You’ve got to pick things that you like to do. I could tell you about my mother, she’s 98 years and she started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60 and now we don’t know where she is. A joke. Times up, Steve.

Steve Freed: I want to thank you for your time. I really appreciate it.

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