The Switch4Good Podcast

Prevent Diabetes and other Diseases with Endocrinologist Dr. Arti Thangudu

Aug 25, 2021

Watch Episode 141 with Dr. Arti Thangudu:

Dr. Arti Thangudu is a triple board-certified MD specializing in endocrinology, thyroid, and diabetes. She’s also a mom to two adorable young kids and runs her own private practice in San Antonio—Complete Medicine. But she didn’t stop there. Arti is determined to prevail over the rampant diabetes epidemic in her city. With a diabetes rate 6 percent higher than the national average, Dr. Thangudu’s integrative practice is helping patients battle the disease and preventing new patients from developing it. In this episode, we cover a range of ailments including diabetes, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, and the rampant mistreatment of these diseases from non-specialized practitioners. Dr. Thangudu’s wisdom and advice are relevant and practical. We all have so much to gain from her insights.

 

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