Free Webinar on Living a Sparked Life with Diabetes During COVID and Beyond
Too often, chronic illnesses like diabetes hold people back from living what Lifespark calls a “sparked life.” Internationally renowned geriatrician and Lifespark Independence Officer, Dr. Bill Thomas, is on a mission to change that mindset with a simple, four-pronged approach he calls M.E.S.H. (Move, Eat, Sleep, and Heal). Used in combination, these four action steps can help people live well with diabetes and make peace with their new normal. Dr. Thomas will introduce the M.E.S.H. approach in a free webinar: “Don’t Let Diabetes Define You: Living a Sparked Life with Diabetes During COVID and Beyond.”
What makes this particularly important right now is that type 2 diabetes increases a person’s risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. “Many people with diabetes already feel limited in what they can do, what they can eat, and where they can go,” said Dr. Thomas. “With COVID and the need for social distancing, that sense of isolation becomes even more pronounced.”
The key is taking control of what you can and accepting what you can’t. “Diabetes is not a curable disease,” says Dr. Thomas. “But by using M.E.S.H.—exercising a little every day, making good decisions around what you eat, getting enough sleep, and taking care of your health—you can live a good life.”
Please join Dr. Thomas for an inspiring, interactive and educational webinar on Oct. 27th at 2:00 PM CST. The event is free, but registration is required.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- How to use Dr. Thomas’ M.E.S.H. approach to control your diabetes
- Why underlying health issues increase the risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19
- How social isolation complicates chronic illness
- Techniques for making peace with your new normal
Dr. Bill Thomas, Lifespark Independence Officer, is an internationally renowned geriatrician whose wide-ranging work explores the field of human aging. Best known for his health care system innovations, Dr. Thomas is co-founder of The Eden Alternative, a global non-profit dedicated to improving senior care, founder of The Green House Project, called the “pinnacle of culture change” by Provider Magazine, and the pioneering force behind the Senior ER model of care.