Dr. Oberg shares what a woman should tell her doctor to do if she suspects she is diabetic.
We always encourage all women to be very proactive about screening for all types of health conditions. So, all adults should check-in with their doctors to ask if they should be screened for diabetes with a simple blood test for their blood sugar right along with having their cholesterol screened for cardiovascular disease risk, having the regular paps to screen for cervical cancer, having regular colonoscopies after age 50 for colon cancer because they are all important proactive steps all women can take.
About Dr. Oberg, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Erica Oberg, who completed her doctorate and residency at Bastyr University in 2003 and holds an MPH degree in Health Services from the University of Washington, combines the latest scientific research with the timeless wisdom of our bodies and spirits.
Specializing in preventative and naturopathic medicine, whether you are at the end of your rope, seeking optimal health, wanting to prevent future disease, or just get over a cold more quickly, you will benefit from Dr. Oberg’s approach.
In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Oberg teaches medical students at Bastyr University, writes a regular article on prevention for practicing doctors, and is conducting 2 research studies at UW that aim to bring more wellness to primary care medicine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, chairs the Prevention Expert Committee for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. When not practicing, you can find her in the garden or kayaking in Puget Sound.
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