142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Addressing the Diabetes Epidemic: A Personal Perspective

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Carol Easley Allen, PhD, RN , Twin Solutions LLC, Huntsville, AL
This presentation applies a personal history of acute cortisone-induced ketoacidosis, resulting in diabetes, and successful diabetes reversal through lifestyle modification to the public health implications for the prevention and reversal of Type II diabetes that is epidemic in the US today.  Particular emphasis will be given to the relevance of this topic for poor and minority populations.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the broad parameters of the current epidemic of Type II diabetes. Describe the elements of a lifestyle modification program that has the potential to reverse Type II diabetes. Describe the public health implications of addressing Type II diabetes as a medical emergency rather than as a chronic disease.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have participated in diabetes education and in grant supported projects for disseminating diabetes prevention education. I have had recent personal experience with cortisone-induced ketoacidosis and successfully reversed diabetes through lifestyle modification.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.