THE PATIENT IS ALWAYS AT THE CENTER OF WHAT WE DO
This is truly a fantastic time for clinical diabetes and endocrinology. The rate of advances in glucose monitoring and sophisticated closed loop insulin delivery systems is breathtaking. For the first time ever, we have anti-diabetes medications that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. We are slowly realizing the obvious, that managing diabetes through 2-3 visits per year is inconsistent with a condition whose outcomes are determined by what patients do in between visits and we are embracing digital connectivity to improve patients’ health.
In addition to clinical research, I remain clinically active by seeing patients: I supervise the fellows in the weekly Diabetes clinic and I also maintain my own Endocrinology clinic. In clinical practice, I strive to provide health (not just health care), focusing on currently available (e.g., continuous glucose monitoring, closed loop insulin delivery system) and innovative ways to leverage technology and connectivity towards improving the health of patients with diabetes. For example, in clinic, we are currently exploring how to apply behavioral economics and wireless technology in patients with diabetes and hypertension.
Please note that this section is always evolving.