With four kids, a busy practice, and my own diabetes to tend to, some might ask where I find time to get involved with producing educational videos. Well, when the topic is this important, you make the time.
Even though microvascular complications (eye, kidney, nerve problems) can make life miserable for anyone, heart disease it what ultimately kills most people with diabetes. So when a company called ProPatient asked me to help put together some online material on preventing cardiovascular disease for people with type-2 diabetes, I jumped at the chance.
Here’s the link: http://app.propatient.com
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, the program is simple to follow and highly interactive.
This video covers:
- The link between type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Treatment options
- Risk reduction techniques
- Tips for having informed and productive conversations with healthcare providers
If you or someone you know has type-2 diabetes, please share the link with them. But be warned: the actor wearing glasses won’t be winning an Oscar any time soon.