Diabetes is 2 to 4 times more prevalent amongst South Asians. What is worse is South Asians develop diabetes 10 to 15 years earlier than Caucasians. And 80% of diabetics die of Heart Disease

So, what can be done to prevent the onset. How can one manage the risk of getting diabetes?

Come join us for a free webinar on

How to manage the risk of getting Diabetes – early diagnosis and prevention
A conversation with Dr Om Ganda,
Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Boston

and

AIM to Prevent program
Mr. Amit Akkad,
Director ICC and Lifestyle Program Ambassador

on Saturday February 27th, 2021 at 10 AM Eastern US time

What you will learn

  • Recognize different types of diabetes
  • Why is diabetes incidence increasing in Indians and South Asians?
  • Why do South Asians get diabetes at a younger age?
  • Many ways to diagnose diabetes, and why diagnose early?
  • Pre-diabetes and Diabetes, a continuum; can we go back to the future?
  • What makes diabetes potentially deadly? Is it all about Sugar?
  • What is the impact of Diabetes on Covid-19, and is the reverse true?

Registration is required to attend. Click here to register

Please feel free to email us at lifestyle@ouricc.org if you have any questions about the webinar or the topics to be covered. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

ICC Lifestyle Management Program Team

www.ouricc.org

Our speakers

Dr Om Ganda, Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Boston

Dr. Om Ganda is medical director of the Lipid Clinic, and Chair of the Clinical Oversight Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. In addition, he is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research.

Dr. Ganda also conducts clinical trials examining the relationship between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

His special interests include Lipid Disorders, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. As an educator, he has been a frequent speaker at various conferences in North America, Latin America, South and East Asia, Middle- East, and Europe.

He has about 200 publications in high impact medical journals, and 25 book chapters.

Among his many awards, he received the Kapps Scholar award from the Harvard Medical School, Distinguished Physician Award at the New England- American Association of Clinical Endocrinology scientific (AACE) conference in 2016; and the New England People’s Choice Award for healthcare, by the south Asian community in 2019.

Mr Amit Akkad, ICC Director and Lifestyle Program Ambassador

Mr. Amit Akkad is an Experienced Global Services Executive, currently working as VP of Operations at Ava Robotics with proven track record of growing profitable service revenues with excellent customer satisfaction. Recognized as an IT services expert. A leader with excellent strategic, analytical, communications and operational skills.

Mr. Akkad is Director of ICC and Lifestyle Ambassador serving community over the past couple of years.  He also works with multiple organizations to educate and inspire children of rural communities (Adivasi) in India for past few years.

Please feel free to email us at lifestyle@ouricc.org if you have any questions about the webinar or the topics to be covered. Looking forward to seeing you soon!