164 Dr. Nicholas Pennings on Diabetes and the Obesity Connection

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In this podcast Tracy Herbert interviews Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, who is Chair and Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Pennings moved from private practice into academic medicine joining the faculty of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He serves as the director of the Campbell University Health Center. Dr. Pennings is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and serves as an Executive Director for Medical Education for the Obesity Medicine Association.

Dr. Pennings shares important insights like:

“My biggest tip for someone with diabetes is that you have more control over the disease than you think.” “The most important thing you can do is learn.” “Changing your relationship with food.” “If we can shift that mindset away from good or bad foods to healthy versus unhealthy foods then we can make our food choices centered around our goals.”

To learn more about Dr. Pennings: https://directory.campbell.edu/people/nicholas-pennings/ Dr Pennings podcast link: https://obesitymedicine.org/category/podcasts/

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