Conference Coverage

Wrap-Up: Hot Topics in Primary Care: Diabetes Updates

Vivian Fonseca, MD

In this video, Vivian Fonseca, MD, provides an overview of the session “Hot Topics in Primary Care: Diabetes Updates” at our Practical Updates in Primary Care 2023 Virtual Series, including updates to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care in Diabetes­–2023 addressing social determinants of health, mental wellbeing, and advances in diabetes management and prevention.

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VIvian Fonseca, MD

Vivian Fonseca, MD, is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research and a professor of medicine at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). 



Dr Vivian Fonseca: Hello. My name is Vivian Fonseca. I'm a professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, and I'm an endocrinologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I hope you like the program Diabetes Updates. We talked about the 2023 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care, which essentially are guidelines for managing diabetes. And this year, the ADA has focused a lot on population health, about general people's well-being, people living with diabetes, and the social determinants of health, and mental well-being, as well as also some advances in diabetes management and how to integrate that with prevention and the management of diabetes, and then talked about some of the new advances in diabetes, how we can try to be a little bit more precise in choosing medications, depending on whether the patient has congestive heart failure, or chronic kidney disease, or atherosclerotic disease. With that, we can also perhaps manage the comorbidities that go with diabetes, such as hypertension and lipids, to come up with a plan to make our patients live better.

I hope you can take home and back to your patients in your practice the key messages of this program and update on diabetes so that you can improve the lives of the many people out there with diabetes and prediabetes. Thank you for your attention.