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Understanding Diabetes


Edward Norman, MD, practices at McKee Medical Center.

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Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to
provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Banner Health ©

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text:     Banner Health Presents: Ask The Expert
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Image: Edward Norman, MD, speaks on-camera throughout video.

Text: Edward Norman, MD - Internist and Hospitalist
McKee Medical Center

Audio:  “I’m Dr. Edward Norman, an Internist and Hospitalist at McKee Medical Center. The number of Americans with diabetes is growing. Treatment options for diabetes are continuing to expand as well. ”

Text: A Diabetes Treatment Plan is Important

Audio:  “Making sure a treatment plan is in place to address all of the problems associated with diabetes is important.”

Text: Type II Diabetes, The Most Common Form

Audio:  “Type II Diabetes, the most common form more often seen in adults, is becoming a problem in younger patients as well.”

Text: Type II Diabetes: Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Genetics

Audio:  “Type II Diabetes is generally associated with obesity, physical inactivity and genetics; although there are other variables.”

Text: Type II Diabetes: Physical Activity, Low Fat, Low Calorie Diet

Audio:  “It’s important that all diabetics engage in routine physical activity and follow a low fat low calorie diet. This can bring the blood glucose level to normal in some people with Type II Diabetes.”

Text: Diabetes, Medication

Audio:  “When this is not completely effective, more intensive therapy with medication is required. Regulation of the blood glucose level with medication can reduce the risks of diabetic complications.”

Text: Diabetes: Nerve Damage, Visual Problems, Blood Vessels

Audio:  “These complications can include nerve damage to the feet and intestinal system, visual problems, which can lead to blindness, and problems with narrowing of blood vessels greatly increasing the risk of heart disease, the most common killer of diabetics.”

Text: Diabetes

Image: Glucose monitoring machine

Audio:  “Regulating glucose levels requires periodic testing using a home glucose monitor for day-to-day readings.  Your physician will also periodically order a hemoglobin A1C test to monitor average glucose levels over weeks to months.”

Text: Diabetes: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels, Smoking

Audio:  “Other critical factors for diabetics to control are blood pressure, cholesterol levels and unhealthy habits like smoking in order to reduce the risk of heart disease.  The ‘take home’ message…”

Text: Diabetes: Communicate with your Physician and Health Care Team

Audio:  “…diabetes is not just about controlling blood glucose. It requires frequent communication with your physician and health care team in order to keep you living healthier and longer with your diabetes.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please Visit or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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Page Last Modified: 02/22/2010
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