Dr. Anne Peters, endocrinologist extraordinaire and Director of USC Clinical Diabetes Programs among other things, will be front and center at TODAY’s segment on diabetes this Friday, October 10, in New York City. Dr. Peters will be featured in an upcoming diaTribe interview, which you can preview.
Maria Menunous is leading the TODAY segment to educate and raise awareness about diabetes, which is especially important to her since her father was diagnosed with type 1 several years ago. The TODAY show is having an open air plaza “fair” (open to the public!) with nutritionists, educators, and trainers to ask questions and share tips. The plaza fair will be outside NBC’s Studio 1A on 50th street between 5th and 6th, from 6:30am and 10:00 am. It’s a family event focused on answering diabetes questions and teaching you and your loved ones about diabetes. ADA and JDRF are teaming up with TODAY on content for the segment – here’s three cheers from us for their collaboration!
We hope TODAY will take advantage of the crowds at the fair and get them moving that morning! Using the trainers to get people’s hearts pumping in addition to pulling on heart strings with touching stories of families impacted by the disease would be the best way to get our nation’s population moving in the right direction towards healthy lifestyles. We also hope that their “Diabetes 101” takes care of distinguishing the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 and acknowledging the unique difficulties of each!