Dr. David Marrero discusses the extent of diabetes in the U.S. and the symptoms and severity of the diisease. Dr. Marrero discusses the findings and implications of the Diabetes Prevention Program, the landmark clinical trial. The DPP demonstrated the significant impact of lifestyle modifications on reduction of risk for developing diabetes.
Dr. Marrero describes the lifestyle recommendations in detail – in the study, there was almost a 60% reduction in risk for those participating in the lifestyle portion of the DPP. His current research is demonstrating that similar results and reduction of risk are available in daily life.
Dr. David Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center. Dr. Marrero helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program. His research interests include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers, and the use of technology to facilitate care and education.
Dr. Marrero is currently associate editor for Diabetes Forecast. He was twice awarded the Allene Von Son Award for Diabetes Patient Education Tools by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.