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In what way is diabetes a communicable disease?
In what way is diabetes a communicable disease? If diseases can categorized as biologically infectious or non-infectious, why can't we start thinking about the behaviors that drive major disease epidemics as being socially infectious or socially contagious?
Closing Statement from Daniel Zoughbie
I want to thank you all for your very important contributions to this conversation. I think what we tried to do today was to explore some creative ways of thinking about a devastating disease epidemic and how public health systems could be more effective in preventing it's societal spread. Today, we are facing a global diabetes epidemic that is driven by a variety of factors, including social behaviors. While we cannot address all the factors that contribute to this epidemic, my team and I at Microclinic International are working to develop new ways of preventing death, disability, and the spread of the disease by focusing on social behaviors. We hope you'll join us. I look forward to talking again soon and thanks again for your comments.