Understanding the Diabetes Epidemic

2012 National Leadership Conference

CSG Health Policy Academy
Diabetes: From Treatment to Prevention
May 18, 2012

Presentation by Dr. John Anderson, President-Elect,
Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association 

This session sought to explain diabetes and the disease’s burden on individuals, society, and the health care system and to demonstrate effective state policies to prevent and treat people affected by diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Attendees learned about the state of science around prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We also discussed new policy initiatives that apply a public health template to diabetes. Successful state policy initiatives were presented by sponsoring legislators and supporting advocates.

Understanding the Diabetes Epidemic

Dr. John Anderson

Dr. John Anderson practices internal medicine and serves as president at the Frist Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. The Frist Clinic provides multi-specialty healthcare to its patients. For diabetic patients, group and individual diabetes education services are available through Centennial Medical Center's American Diabetes Association recognized and certified Diabetes Education Program. Dr. Anderson also is president-elect, Medicine and Science of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Anderson received his medical degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.