Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP
Guest: Patti Duprey
Chronic disease is on the rise in the United States &mdash; especially diabetes. More than 57 million Americans suffer from pre-diabetic symptoms. With a shortage or primary care doctors, who will take on the role of treating these patients? Nurse Practitioner&nbsp;Patty Duprey, director of the Diabetes Center in North Conway, New Hampshire, joins host Mimi Secor to discuss why NPs are in the perfect position to take over care of patients with diabetes and why a team approach and teaching patients self-management skills are the keys to successful treatment.