On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
Welcome back to Public Health Epidemiology Conversations. In this episode, we share our conversation from the November Public Health Roundtable, which also happened to align with National Diabetes Awareness Month. For this special discussion, Dr. Huntley is joined by LaShonda Richardson, founder of EMERGE LLC, an organization dedicated to public health advocacy, education, and promotion. Tuning in, you’ll learn why diabetes is such a personal subject both for Dr. Huntley and LaShonda, and how LaShonda has been able to build trust in her community and offer support for diabetes management and prevention. Their conversation unpacks the lifestyle changes that can impact diabetes, why it’s not your fault if you are unable to reverse it, and why minimizing the negative implications of the condition is still a huge win, plus a whole lot more. To hear all of LaShonda’s insightful strategies, like celebrating small wins and meeting people where they’re at, be sure to tune in today!
Listen To This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
Introducing LaShonda Richardson, November’s roundtable guest
How LaShonda’s company, EMERGE LLC, first started their diabetes awareness events
Why diabetes is such a personal topic for both Dr. Huntley and LaShonda
An overview of what is typically included at EMERGE’s community events for diabetes
Advice on reversing diabetes and why it’s not your fault if you aren’t able to
Why reducing the negative implications of diabetes is still a huge win
Learning how to manage diabetes and how LaShonda built trust in her community
Strategies for reframing your approach to your diet and managing diabetes
Addressing the fears people have in seeking out a diabetes diagnosis
Suggestions on how to encourage people to take the next step and get tested
“I think it's very important to ensure that people have the right resources and that they understand that certain lifestyle changes can help to reverse the diagnosis of diabetes.” — LaShonda Richardson
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