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Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Lower Your Risks
August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This seminar is free, but limited to 12 people. Please reserve your seat(s).
Join Saadia Alvi, MD and Plant-based Nutrition Specialist Barbara Penaranda for an interactive discussion on pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. You’ll learn ways to help you manage these chronic conditions if you have them or increase your chances of preventing them. You’ll benefit from this seminar if you are looking to manage your type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, lose weight or just improve your health in general.
Dr. Alvi will also offer guidance on smarter eating habits, dining-out menu food choices and her favorite diabetes-focused resources to help you daily. Barbara will present a plant-based cooking demo and discuss some of her favorite ingredients and recipes for simple and delicious daily meals.
Of the 84+ million U.S. adults who have pre-diabetes, 90% don’t know they have it because it does not have clear symptoms. It is diagnosed by a medical professional through the testing of blood glucose. Over 30 million U.S. adults have diabetes, and 25% don’t know they have it; diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. (source: cdc.gov)
Health and lifestyle factors that increase your risk of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes include: obesity, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), physical inactivity, family history of type 2 diabetes, smoking and stress.
Board Certified Endocrinology Specialist Saadia Alvi, MD treats endocrine-related conditions including diabetes and thyroid disorders. She combines conventional evidence-based and lifestyle medical approaches to provide custom-tailored health care solutions for her patients. She is a plant-based endocrinologist, and emphasizes prevention, nutrition and healthy lifestyle in her treatment of chronic conditions.
Barbara Penaranda works with people to create a sustainable change in the world – starting by what we eat. She coaches on nutrition, teaches cooking classes, gives nutrition lectures and creates menus and recipes. She also provides weekly meal planning and cooking to help individuals achieve their nutritional goals.
Seminar information and reference materials are intended solely for the general information and education of the attendee. It is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care.