CDC reports Inadequate treatment of diabetes and prediabetes: less than 1 in 10 receive metformin
The CDC has reported that less than 10% of people needed metformin actually getting. Metformin is the front line diabetes and prediabetes drug. Why are so few adequately treated? They are not diagnosed. I saw a patient this week with clear evidence of prediabetes for 4) years – and no diagnosis. How can you avoid this? Get a glucose tolerance test – and get a glucometer – and use it.
Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. AFter seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His late role in this are was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. Now he’s running a small start-up, Prevmed. We provide face-to-face heart attack and stroke prevention in our home location of Nashville, TN as well as several other locations. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states.
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