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75th Scientific Sessions: Honoring 50 Years of Diabetes Research and Treatment

BOSTON — The role of the endocrinologist in diabetes management has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, and will continue to change rapidly in the years to come.

A special symposium held at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 75th Scientific Sessions highlighted how much physicians and researchers have learned about diabetes management and how the lives of patients have changed during the past 5 decades.

“The endocrinologist's role has evolved over the past 50 years from a glucose-centric to a patient-centric approach. Management of diabetes is a pharmacophysiologic approach to a chronic disease that requires attention beyond glycemic control,” Farhad Zangeneh, MD, who is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine in Sterling, Virginia, told Endocrinology Advisor.

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