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Diabetes and Stages of Change

"The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast for medical residents, medical students, practicing physicians, and others involved in medical education and high quality, patient-centered primary care." "This episode outlines the stages of behavior change and discusses the importance of assessing patients' readiness for change, as is often required by a diagnosis of diabetes. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Explain why behavior change is important to diabetic patients; Explain the stages of change model; Describe how the stages of change model is applicable to behavior change with diabetic patients; and Assist diabetic patients with appropriate behavior change Podcast Pearl: High intake of calcium & vitamin D (particularly from supplements) may lower the risk of diabetes... Show More


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