Diabetes management

DO’s review on diabetes and lifestyle management makes Healio’s Top 10 of 2017

Review in Osteopathic Family Physician highlights new Standards of Medical Care

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, contributed one of the Top 10 family medicine stories of 2017, according to Healio.

In 2017’s Standards of Medical Care, the American Diabetes Association emphasizes that lifestyle management is the key to treating patients with diabetes, according to a review article published by Dr. Pfotenhauer in Osteopathic Family Physician. Read more.

“The cornerstone of treatment of patients with diabetes is lifestyle management. In the vast landscape of advice on diet and exercise, it is important to give evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle management to our patients with diabetes,” Dr. Pfotenhauer, assistant professor of medicine in the primary care department at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, told Healio Family Medicine.

In their article, Dr. Pfotenhauer and colleagues reviewed the most important lifestyle recommendations by the ADA to help osteopathic family physicians provide their patients with the best diabetes care.

For more, here’s a link to Healio’s Top 10 family medicine stories of 2017.

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