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Dr. Fernando OvalleUAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center Associate Director Fernando Ovalle, M.D., recently sat down with UAB MedCast podcast to talk about treating Type 2 diabetes in the CDC-coined "Diabetes Belt."

In some central Alabama counties, roughly one in five adults has Type 2 diabetes. Ovalle discusses trends in diabetes care. He notes the general complications that often accompany type 2 diabetes, including kidney disease, neuropathy, and retinopathy.

In Ovalle’s experience, continuous glucose monitoring devices empower patients to achieve tangible goals related to their condition. Learn more about new drugs that now target hormones beyond insulin, which also have a significant effect on glucose metabolism.

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