What Lifestyle Modifications Can Pharmacists Suggest to Patients Living with HIV and Diabetes?

Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD, from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine discusses what lifestyle modifications patients can make to manage their HIV and Diabetes.

In this interview, Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD, from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine discusses what lifestyle modifications patients can make to manage their HIV and diabetes.

Transcript:

Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD: Exercise works in HIV, just like it works in diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Drinking alcohol can lead to high triglycerides if you're already predisposed because of your HIV, or your HIV drugs, or your HIV induced body composition, alcohol can compound that. Of course, smoking cessation is extremely important to prevent atherosclerosis in diabetes, as well as HIV. Patients with HIV have twice the rate of smoking as other groups.