In 2017 the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion, with about $90 billion attributed to reduced productivity, and $237 in direct medical cost. Currently 1 out of 3 American adults have pre-diabetes, and of those 90% don’t know they have it.
Now more than ever with advances in technology, understanding of behavior sciences, and the relationship of nutrition and health we are empowered to improve our health and the workplace is an excellent place to start.
Join us as Vanessa shares
• Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes: Overview, and implications in the workplace
• Mindset shifts for a healthy work space
• Introduction CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program in the workplace
Presenter: Vanessa Avila, MS, RD
Vanessa Avila is passionate about translating nutrition into tiny bite size personalized pieces that are easy to apply, and is dedicated to guiding people to improve their health by changing their behavior in a way that is fun, and complements their life. She also whole-heartedly believes that most of health care happens outside of the doctor’s office
Vanessa has founded a healthcare start-up focused on preventing and reversing Type 2 Diabetes in the underserved Hispanic Latino communities by integrating culturally sensitive health education, technology, and targeted behavior change strategies.
Vanessa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She received her Master’s in Nutritional Science at California State University Long Beach and is certified in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.
This webinar was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, U19OH011227, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Links, the Center for Health, Work & Environment, or the Colorado School of Public Health.