Dr. Elizabeth Buschur talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the AACE meeting in Austin, Texas. In the conclusion of this Exclusive Interview, shares her takeaway from her AACE presentation.
Dr. Elizabeth Buschur, MD is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has implemented and is the director of the Diabetes Transition Clinic at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital as well as the Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy Clinic at The Ohio State University.
Transcript of this video segment:
Steve: Let’s assume that your presentation, you are talking not to endocrinologists but you’re talking to family practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and CDE specialists in diabetes care who are very knowledgeable, what do you want them to take away from your presentation?
Dr. Buschur: I think seeing the benefits of CGM use, so in a variety of patient populations, so like you alluded to, it can be used for prediabetes, although not yet approved. I think for preconception patients or transitioning young adults as well as any of our patients with complications of diabetes, especially nephropathy, which changes insulin requirements, any patients that are changing therapy modalities, initiation of an insulin pump, for instance, it would be very helpful to have that extra data.
Steve: I always felt that if I can invent a pill that would give you pain every time you had a hot fudge sundae, that you wouldn’t eat the hot fudge sundae. CGM is almost kind of like that because you can actually see when you eat the hot fudge sundae does, and if you really understand what the blood sugars are doing, and that you increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, maybe you can change your diet. I am a firm believer that diet is 75% what is causing the obesity epidemic and physical activity is a whole other topic. I want to thank you for your time and technology in two years is going to completely change the way you practice your medicine. It really is a very exciting time.
Dr. Buschur: Thank you. It was a privilege.