This week’s guest is Steve Freed. He is a pharmacist and certified diabetes educator who has been educating medical professionals and patients for more than 15 years. Steve has been President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is the publisher of the leading FREE newsletter in diabetes care for medical professionals at www.diabetesincontrol.com which goes out to over 140,000 medical professionals and is the developer of a physical activity program that is used by more than 400,000 diabetics, titled Steps to Health.
He also works with Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, Author of the 2 best selling diabetes books, “Diabetes Solution” and “The Diabetes Diet,” considered to be the father of blood glucose monitoring. Steve is the producer of the six-hour CD education program with Dr. Bernstein, SECRETS TO NORMAL BLOOD SUGARS. More info at www.diabetes911.net
Steve is also the developer of the YEAH Program (Youth Education About Health). Which is working with students in the Chicago High Schools to teach them how to prevent diabetes and then educate their peers.
Did you know?
Any Child born 2000 or later, 1 in 3 will get diabetes. If African, Native or Hispanic American, every other person will get diabetes (CDC)
Diabetes is now a 180 Billion dollar industry and will go to 350 Billion/yr within 10-12- years and a Trillion in 25 years.
Symptoms of diabetes may not appear for 10-15 years after getting diabetes
There is a 70% increase in children and young adults getting Diabetes
88% of those with diabetes in the U.S. are out of control and will develop complications as kidney failure, limb amputation, blindness, heart disease and strokes. AND IT IS ALL PREVENTABLE
Diabetes accounts for 18 percent of our national medical expenses
Diabetes Accounts for 33% of the Medicare Budget today
Join us as we speak with Steve about:
- What is a Diabetes Educator?
- What is the Diabetes Epidemic?
- What is pre-diabetes?
- What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes and prediabetes and how to catch it before you have any symptoms.
- What causes diabetes and how can you prevent it?
- Is it true that you can prevent 99% of the complications of diabetes?
- What is a normal blood sugar?
- What are the 3 most important things to know about preventing diabetes?
- The eating program diabetics and pre-diabetics should adhere to, (HINT: it’s not the one most doctors or the American Diabetes Assoc. recommend).
- What is the one test that can determine your quality of life, tell you what your risk is for a heart attack or stroke and tell you how smart your doctor is?
- What makes his philosophy for managing diabetes different than most other medical professionals?
So tune in Wednesday at 1pm PT and we’ll talk about everything you need to know about diabetes.
To Your Health!