Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, where he holds the A.C. Mullins Endowed Professorial Chair in Translational Research. He is also Director of the General Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s current research focuses on the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the pathobiology of prediabetes and prevention of diabetes. He is a past president, Medicine and Science, of the American Diabetes Association and a recipient of the Banting Medal for Leadership from the American Diabetes Association and the Distinction in Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology.
This book is dedicated to the physicians, scientists, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, lifestyle coaches, and all professional individuals and laypersons engaged in the research, discovery, dissemination, translation, application, and execution of the simple yet profound idea that modest lifestyle changes can help individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes avoid that diagnosis. Those individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes have the condition known as prediabetes.
This book also is dedicated to the nearly 90 million people in the United States and 374 million worldwide who live with prediabetes, in the hopes that the information contained herein will provide them and their healthcare team the knowledge necessary for blocking the occurrence of diabetes, reversing prediabetes, and restoring normal glucose regulation.