SOURCE: Diabetes Lifestyle Coach

Diabetes Lifestyle Coach

February 03, 2012 15:52 ET

Phoenix Diabetes Lifestyle Coach and Endocrinologist Host Free, Informative Event for Families

Type 1 Diabetic Marianne Tetlow and Dr. Chandana Mishra Host "Taking Control of Diabetes, Not Having It Control You"

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - In an effort to support individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Diabetes Lifestyle Coach Marianne Tetlow and Phoenix endocrinologist Dr. Chandana Mishra, are hosting a free family-friendly event. Tetlow, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 12 years old, knows first-hand the ongoing emotional struggles and daily challenges a person with diabetes faces.

"Growing up with diabetes, very few understood what I was really going through. While doctors gave the medical information and family and friends tried to give their support, it wasn't until I met others with diabetes that I felt validated," states Tetlow.

Today, families and professionals, alike, seek out Tetlow's services as she helps them plan the daily logistics of living with diabetes. Equally important, clients turn to Tetlow for the crucial emotional support needed to get through their most challenging days. From counseling children and their families, busy professionals, college students, women with gestational diabetes, to seniors with diabetes, Tetlow is able to connect with her clients that, at times, a medical professional cannot.

Phoenix Endocrinologist Dr. Chandana Mishra of Endocrinology Associates states, "It's vital that not only patients with diabetes be armed with accurate information to make better decisions, but those closest to them should also have the facts. I hope this event empowers families by breaking down the many misconceptions about diabetes."

Type 1 diabetes is defined as an autoimmune disease. The body's pancreas does not produce the hormone insulin, which is needed to live. The insulin must be injected daily. Type 2 diabetes is defined as a metabolic disorder. The pancreas does not produce and/or use insulin efficiently. In order to help the pancreas become more efficient, changes to diet, lifestyle and possibly additional medication are needed. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States -- nearly one in every 10 people -- have diabetes. Another 7 million people are undiagnosed.

Tetlow and Dr. Mishra's free informal presentation, titled "Taking Control of Diabetes, Not Having It Control You," welcomes questions from the audience. This free event is also open to older children with diabetes.

Event:
FREE presentation on "Taking Control of Diabetes, Not Having It Control You"

When:
Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:
Seasons 52 Restaurant at Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Free valet parking is provided. Light refreshments compliments of Seasons 52.

RSVP:
Please register by February 16. Seats are limited.
Visit www.DiabetesLifestyleCoach.com or call
Tess Dumlao at 602.653.6585 to reserve your seat(s).

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