Sean Duffy, Omada Health, talks about the launch of PreventNow which began in January 2013. Previous to the public launch, there was a 220 person beta test. The prediabetic participants were notably enthusiastic about the program with about 74% people completing and an average 6% weight loss. Many of those who …Read More »
Sean Duffy, Omada Health, talks about PreventNow’s early results which are looking very promising. Omada will continue to collect the data and he points out that, because the system is technology-driven, the data is fairly easy to gather so that they can continue to look at the results over the …Read More »
Sean Duffy, Omada Health, talks about how PreventNow is working with large health care organizations such as Viridian to reach patients. In particular, they are interested in partnering with “bricks & mortar” providers where they can provide a web complement giving people options and multiple ways to manage their health….Read More »
Sean Duffy, CEO, Omada Health, discusses the potential for PreventNow.com to help prediabetes patients lower overall medical costs. He talks about some of the studies demonstrating these improvements for patients with diabetes and that similar cost savings are very likely with prediabetic patients. More videos with Sean Duffy: Sean Duffy, …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, Q1, ADA 2013: How can clinicians verify that patients are exercising as prescribed?
Dr. Colberg gives us some tips on how to validate whether patients are exercising and how much. She cautions against changes in body weight as evidence of exercise: muscle mass will actually weigh more. The “clothes test” is a better option as well as checking for other physical signs such …Read More »
Dr. Colberg talks about some of the smartphone apps she would recommend to patients to help them improve the fitness. Myfitnesspal allows patients to track diet and exercise and share their results with friends. But whether an app will work for an individual depends on each person. First, though, she …Read More »
Dr. Colberg talks about anaerobic exercise vs aerobic, and what the best ratio is. She says that there are a number of studies on this subject and that, in her new book, she updates some of the conventional wisdom on this topic. She says that resistance training very important in particular …Read More »
Dr. Colberg answers the important question of what to drink while exercising, noting that many sugar-sweetened beverages have much more calories than patients would ever need. For most activities, in fact, plain water is just fine. For type 1’s needing to avoid hypoglycemia, something with sugar might be appropriate but …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q5: During intense exercise, how much carbohydrate should be consumed?
Dr. Colberg discusses managing blood sugars during exercise and when it might be necessary to hydrate or consume cards to enhance performance. She talks about some studies but mentions that most people consume more carbs than they need to during exercise. More videos in this series with Dr. Colberg: Sheri …Read More »
Sheri Colberg, PhD, ADA 2013, Q6: For women with gestational diabetes, what is the best amount of exercise?
For those patients who are obese, overweight, or who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), Dr. Colberg recomends starting out as if sedentary. Patients should start on the low side and progress from there. If they have been a little more active, they could try something strenuous but she cautions against …Read More »