Category Archives: Diabetes

Leveraging the Tools of Technology with the Power of Prevention – Presentation by Dr. Ron Loeppke

This year at The Forum12, the annual conference of the Care Continuum Alliance, there was a new approach to the presentations.  For each of the five tracks, Advancing Wellness Collaborative Strategies Expanding the Evidence Innovations in Care, and Measuring Value there … Continue reading

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November is American Diabetes Month

Here is an interesting slide that packs in a lot of data and clearly indicates the severity of the issue we face. We have a lot of work to do to identify the pre-diabetics in order to prevent them from developing the disease, as … Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month and a time remind ourselves of the need to focus on some of the health disparities that have become all to common in the United States. While I have previously discussed the growing prevalence … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day.  Diabetes, and in particular, Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is affecting more and more Americans every day.  Once a disease typically seen only in older adults we now have children living with … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and Some Random Thoughts

With the signing by the President of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, another small step has been taken in our efforts to curb childhood obesity. From a story in California HealthLine: The law will generate funds to provide more than 20 … Continue reading

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NY Times Story on Diabetes – Featuring Dr. Ron Loeppke

“Diabetes is the noninfectious epidemic of our time,” said Dr. Ronald Loeppke, vice chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine, a company that offers wellness and prevention programs to employers and individuals. That’s the background for a story today in the NY Times (Protecting … Continue reading

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Team Prevention Completes the StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes

It was a cold day in Jacksonville with temperatures near forty degrees, but a brave and hearty group of employees,  friends and family from U.S. Preventive Medicine, including our founder and chairman, Chris Fey came out to the Jacksonville Zoo … Continue reading

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San Francisco and Limiting Toys in Children’s Fast Food Meals

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved “an ordinance that would limit toy giveaways in fast food children’s meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat. It also requires servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal.” You can read … Continue reading

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StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes – less than 1 Week to go

November is American Diabetes Month and I am now close to raising $1,000, which was my first goal for the StepOut Walk to Fight Diabetes on November 6, so I raised my goal to $1,500. With less than a week … Continue reading

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