Health and Wellness Education Series – Education with a Purpose!

The Asian Paradox: What puts South Asians at a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes|
Sunday December 20th, 2020 10 AM Eastern US time

By Sangeeta Pradhan, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Diabetes Program Coordinator of Charles River Medical Associates in Metro-West, MA

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AIM to Prevent Program to mitigate the risks of getting Heart Disease and Diabetes

by Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle Program Ambassador

  • Disparities between South Asians and Caucasians 
  • Risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome  
  • Strategies to reduce this risk   

You will learn: 

  • What is insulin resistance and how does that impact the course of diabetes? 
  • How much weight loss is needed to create a substantial impact on my blood glucose numbers? 
  • What is the BMI cut off for screening for diabetes in South Asians? 
  • How does diet quality and lifestyle affect my risk of diabetes?  
  • What necessary changes should I make in my diet to achieve the target glucose numbers? 

 Stay tuned. Details to follow

More information about our speakers

Sangeeta Pradhan, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  Professionally, she is serving as the Diabetes Program Coordinator of Charles River Medical Associates in Metro-West, MA.  

She is currently the Chair of the Central Massachusetts Dietetic Association.  

Sangeet is a sought-after professional speaker, a guest blogger for “Food and Nutrition” magazine, and India New England News’ nutrition columnist.  

Sangeeta is an avid speaker and an educator.  She has presented talks on various topics for professional and community organizations and most notably, the state level annual conference of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.  

Sangeeta recently was a guest on the “Nutrition Experts Podcast” where she discussed the link between nutrition and cognitive function. In 2019, Sangeeta presented a webinar on nutrition and cognition for “Today’s Dietitian”, the nation’s premier nutrition resource for nutrition professionals.  

Recently Sangeeta presented webinars hosted by the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB), on nutrition and COVID-19.  

She puts her knowledge to practical use as an avid cook, and recipe developer, Sangeeta’s recipes have been published in the online and print version of “Food and Nutrition” magazine. Her mission in life is to get the facts pertaining to nutrition without the hype, to the common consumer and to this end, blogs on her nutrition and food can be found at   


Mr. Amit Akkad is an Experienced Global Executive, having managed multimillion-dollar global businesses as Vice President and General in the videoconferencing industry. He is a recognized business leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communications and operational skills. He is currently associated with a start-up company in robotics.  

Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving the community. He has also been working with multiple NGOs to educate and inspire children of rural (Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) communities in India for past several years.