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VIDEO: ADA director of type 1 diabetes describes immediate future of diabetes care

SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, speaks with Paul Madden, who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 55 years, about his tenure in the newly created position of director if type 1 diabetes at the American Diabetes Association.

Madden highlights a few key areas that ADA is working on, for example, more fully integrating diabetes-focused mental health programs into its standards of care.

Madden expressed optimism about the immediate future of diabetes care.

“I wish you all didn’t get diabetes ... but having said that, there is no better time than right now to have been recently diagnosed,” Madden said.

New purified insulins and effective technologies, such as continuous and effective technologies, are poised to radically change how people live with diabetes.

 

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