Listen as Dr. Oberg explains the risk factors of type 2 diabetes.
Certainly there are many risk factors. Being overweight is a risk factor, consuming a high-carbohydrate diet is, family history is a significant risk factor, physical inactivity, all those factors play in. Plus we know many of the factors associated with most chronic diseases also play a roles in diabetes to one degree or another.
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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