15 June 2015 — Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, Speaker: About Diabetes


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SUNDAY, JUNE 28 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for June! Special Guest Speaker: TBA. We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Judy; Pledge, Mel; Four-Way Test, David; Rotary Minute, Roy.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING precedes the main meeting and begins at 11:15 a.m.





This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about diabetes.  Throughout each month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about. Click here to visit the Campaign page.










Diabetes is a big deal in the United States and around the world, but perhaps the most striking note is that it continues to become a bigger deal.  According to the US Centers for Disease Control, just in the United States the number of people with diabetes has increased, over the past thirty years, by a factor of nearly four.

This week’s program is also the centerpiece of our June 2015 Rotary E-wareness campaign, coordinated by Judy Glickman. Her diabetes doctor, Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA, is one of the world’s foremost experts on the disease, its treatment, and hopefully its prevention.  In private practice along with his international participation in diabetes organizations and issues, Dr. Handelsman explains that he would be delighted to have fewer patients–by preventing diabetes more than we do currently.

Dr. Handelsman took time of his schedule in Tarzana, California, to educate us about diabetes, its different forms, its causes, what those who have it can to to manage it, and what all of us can do to help reduce its prevalence.


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Dr. Yehuda Handelsman is the Medical Director and Principal Investigator of the Metabolic Institute of America, and an endocrinologist in solo private practice in Tarzana, California. He developed and successfully utilizes a comprehensive, multiple-intervention approach to preventing and managing obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has been listed repeatedly in “Top Doctors of Los Angeles,” “Southern California Super Doctors” and “Best Doctors of America.” Handelsman is the president of the American College of Endocrinology; past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Chair of the AACE Diabetes and Lipid Scientific Committees, a member of the Obesity Scientific Committee and pillar Co-chair of AACE 2014 Consensus on Obesity; Secretary of the Pacific Lipid Association; Chair & Program Director of the Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease. Chair & Founder of the International Committee for Insulin Resistance and the International Lipid Forum.

A nationally and internationally-recognized expert, Handelsman has researched, lectured, and published extensively on diabetes and its comprehensive treatment, obesity, HTN, lipids, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, the prevention of kidney & cardiovascular disease, incretins, gut hormones, the gut-brain connection, multi-hormonal obesity, and diabetes & cancer. He has also consulted and lectured on lipodystrophy, thyroid and osteoporosis. An associate editor of the Journal of Diabetes, Dr. Handelsman frequently serves as guest editor and reviewer for multiple publications, such as the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Endocrine Practice, and Diabetes Care. He is the chair of the AACE 2011 Comprehensive Diabetes Guidelines, chair of the 2015 DM Guideline update committee, a member of the AACE 2013 & 2015 Comprehensive Diabetes Algorithm and the 2012 AACE lipid guidelines. He has been chair, member, co-author, and reviewer of many of AACE/ACE guidelines, algorithms, consensuses and position statements on diabetes, obesity, and lipids.


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6 responses to 15 June 2015 — Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, Speaker: About Diabetes

  1. Nice program. Thanks to Dr. Yehuda Handelsman for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his expertise with us and give up some helpful tips of how we can make changes. First thing I’m going to do is check my BMI, then I’m going to chase Mel around the next DLM, CLM that the district has. Really a good program with important information for all of us. Way to go the eClub of Greater San Fernando Valley for providing a community service outreach program. Well worth the 28 minutes!

  2. Thank you for this informative interview. I have learned from Dr. D’Adamo that blood type affects diet in that if you know your blood type, and follow the diet prescribed for that blood type, you can prevent or abate Type 2 diabetes. The book is called “Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type”. It handled my health issues. Just want to pay it forward.

  3. I found Dr. Handelsman’s explanation of diabetes and what happens in the body very enlightening. It makes so much sense! Thanks Judy, for putting together this program.

  4. Great information. Thank you!

  5. Wonderful E-wareness campaign. Thank you, Judy, for coordinating this program and helping so many to receive important health information.

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