Dan Dennis De Leon Posted over 1 year ago Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? The problem of Diabetes is the complex nature of the disease and the subsequent complex approach to its management. This is further compounded by the fact that much of this burden is placed on the patient themselves and their family support system. Much of the patient education required to successfully activate the patient in their journey towards self-management is lost in clinic encounters that are usually pressed for time and therefore become less meaningful. The chicken and egg discussion about obesity, insulin resistance and insulin secretory defect has long been a subject of many debates. While I agree that we should concentrate on treating the cause and not the effect, I submit that the battle waged with diabetes should be fought on all fronts and patient education with healthy lifestyle alternatives and the prospect of prevention is still a good place to start.