Scripps Expert Discusses Decline in New Diabetes Cases Despite Rise in Obesity

Physician says diabetes prevention efforts contributed to decline

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas discusses diabetes decline with KUSI.

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, corporate vice president of Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, on KUSI.

Physician says diabetes prevention efforts contributed to decline

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, an endocrinologist and corporate vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, recently discussed a federal report showing a decline in the number of new diabetes cases with KUSI.


Dr. Tsimikas said diabetes cases fell even as obesity rates rose due to stronger diabetes prevention efforts and changes in the way the disease is diagnosed. Scripps offers a diabetes prevention program that is certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Watch the segment on the decline in new diabetes on KUSI

Watch the segment on the decline in new diabetes on KUSI

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