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KPBS, Inewsource Reports Feature Scripps Prediabetes Program

Effort to prevent disease will receive Medicare coverage

Members of the Scripps Prediabetes Program stand together in a large circle and enjoy a fun ball exercise.

Effort to prevent disease will receive Medicare coverage

Athena Philis- Tsimikas, MD, corporate vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, was recently interviewed by KPBS and inewsource for a series of reports about efforts to prevent diabetes by working with people who test positive for prediabetes.


The reports featured an early program launched by Scripps that provides special group classes on nutrition, weight loss and lifestyle to prediabetes patients.


Read, watch and listen to the KPBS reports: Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes


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