Thursday, October 28, 2010

iMD Ranks in Top Ten for Funds Raised Towards Diabetes

Waking up at 6:00am on a Saturday never felt so good. This past Saturday, our team at InteractiveMD joined with thousands of south Floridians and concerned corporations in StepOut: A Walk to Fight Diabetes. This event, one of the flagship initiatives of the American Diabetes Association, is a massive national push to raise donations to support diabetes prevention, and to fund research for a cure. The uplifting vibe and inspiring atmosphere on Saturday made the early wake-up call more than worth it, as dozens of our colleagues walked together for a cause near to our hearts. 

The charity walk was the culmination of a two month initiative of ours (and our parent company, the iCan Group) called “iCan Stop Diabetes!” kicking off our commitment to supporting the programs of the American Diabetes Association. This summer we chose diabetes as a health issue we wanted to impact, knowing so many of our members battle the disease daily and will benefit from ADA’s critical programs.  

As the walk began, the MC announced on stage that the “iCan Stop Diabetes!” team ranked in the top ten for corporations and groups in south Florida, raising well over $5,000 to fight this disease.  I’m so proud of our team and all their success, but we see this as just the beginning of a long-term connection to the mission. Thanks so much to all of you who supported this effort!

~ Alex Price

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Video of the Week – Nanette Eckard's Inspiring Story of Standing Up to Diabetes

In this our third in a series of weekly videos on fighting diabetes, I sat down with one of our wonderful and talented service agents who shared with me her inspiring story of standing tall to this disease. Nanette Eckard, who had witnessed her mother’s long, hard battle with the disease, made a promise to her mom that she would never allow her type 2 diabetes to control her life. In the video, she candidly explains the deep commitment she made with herself to drastically change her lifestyle so that she can live a long and full life with her family. I was particularly struck by how Nanette now characterizes diabetes….she says “It’s an opportunity. An opportunity to gain knowledge, turn your life around, and to share this with other people.” Thanks Nanette, for sharing your inspiration with us.

We welcome you to join Nanette and our whole team by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s StepOut: Walk To Fight Diabetes, and raise funds to find a cure:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Diabetes Prevention Tip of the Week: Know the warning signs

As with most diseases, the best way to combat diabetes is to prevent it all together, or to catch the warning signs as early as possible. Sometimes the symptoms of type 2 diabetes may develop slowly in children and adults, and initially there may be no symptoms at all. But eventually warning signs will emerge, and it’s critical to notice these indicators and to see your doctor as soon as you can for diabetes testing. Here are some very common symptoms for you to look out for…