Listen as Adriana Maldonado-Brem, MD, dispels four of the most common myths about diabetes. As a practicing endocrinologist, she knows firsthand the questions and fears experienced by newly diagnosed patients and their families.
Do you know the answers to these questions?
Will taking candy off the menu keep blood sugar under control?
Is diabetes inevitable once your body shows evidence of glucose intolerance?
Does taking insulin mean your health is gone?
Is diabetes a death sentence?
With the guidance of Dr. Maldonado-Brem and her team, patients are able to move past these and other misconceptions to gain control over their blood sugar and regain a better quality of life.
About Dr. Maldonado-Brem
Dr. Maldonado-Brem, director of Meritus Endocrinology, is certified by the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, then completed a residency in internal medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She also completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.