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Better Late Than Never, Doctors Begin to Treat Obesity

Rodney Chin, 60, is the executive director of a YMCA branch in San Francisco, California. As the YMCA's national organization rolled out a diabetes prevention program to local branches last year, Chin decided to take the online survey to learn more about it.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best clinical measure to begin intervention is the TG/HDL ratio as it is a marker of insulin resistance in the liver.  If that ratio is greater than 2, the patient is heading toward pre-diabetes.  The average TG/HDL ratio in Americans is 3.5.

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