Dr. Kogan describes how a woman with type 2 diabetes is cared for at her practice.
Type 2 diabetes has to be approached from the biopsychosocial standpoint. What does that mean? It means that we have to look at the biology of the person. Is the person overweight? Are they eating appropriate diet? We have to look at their psychological profile. How much stress is this person exposed to? And we have to look at the social factors in their life.
Needless to say that stress affects every single organ in our body. Exposure to stress produces constant and chronic cortisol elevation. Having cortisol elevated in our body is a terrible, terrible thing for our sugar and insulin. This essentially puts all of us at risk for developing sugar issues, intolerance of sugar, inability of the body to absorb sugar effectively. Therefore, stress is a huge, huge factor that affects diabetic women in particular and all of us at large.
About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.