Heart Disease & Diabetes
What are the Common Elements of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
What is most distressing, yet hopeful, is that both diabetes and heart disease are heavily influenced by lifestyle choices and behaviors - two things we have complete control over. By making the right decisions about smoking, eating, and exercising, we can either prevent these diseases, or if afflicted by them, can improve our quality of life while mitigating the risks of further health issues.
With the number of patients being diagnosed with diabetes growing and the fact that 65% of deaths in diabetes patients are attributed to heart disease, it is imperative that we find a cure for both of these tightly linked ailments. We must also work towards empowering those afflicted by such illnesses to live healthier lives.
Why should my organization choose a Heart Disease and Diabetes Speaker?
Understanding these diseases is only the beginning of learning to live a healthy and fulfilling life with them. APB offers a roster of speakers on heart health and diabetes that includes medical experts as well as celebrity speakers from sports and entertainment, who can address heart disease and diabetes from any angle. They offer guidance, medical knowledge, and firsthand experience, educating and inspiring audiences to take the steps needed to reduce the risks and effects of these diseases.
Featured Speakers: Heart Disease & Diabetes
Host of Ora.tv
The first to admit that he didn’t lead the healthiest of lifestyles, talk show host King did a complete 180 after suffering a heart attack and undergoing bypass surgery about 20 years ago. Taking immediate steps, he quit smoking, began to watch what he ate, and started an exercise regime. King formed the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, a group that helps people who cannot afford heart procedures. He continues to speak out to audiences about heart disease, the number one killer in America, and what many don’t realize: that it’s largely preventable.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Comedian & Heart Health Activist
The Emmy-winning star of Mama’s Family and the talk show, Vicki, Lawrence is a multi-talented actress. Aware that heart disease runs in her family, and having elevated cholesterol herself, she has taken an active interest in promoting awareness and prevention of the disease as the national spokesperson for American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. Popular for her trademark energy and humor, Lawrence motivates audiences to maintain active heart health.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
An accomplished actor, dancer, and singer, Vereen is known for his versatility and legendary performances. Off-stage he has emerged as a strong advocate working to raise awareness of diabetes and teaching people that you can, in fact, lead a fulfilling life with the disease. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago, he has since adopted a healthier lifestyle, embarked on a Take the Stage for Diabetes tour, and spoken to audiences nationwide, educating people on how to successfully manage life with diabetes.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Mehmet C. Oz
Host of The Dr. Oz Show, Professor of Surgery & Best-selling Author
World renowned cardiologist at Columbia University and coauthor of The New York Times #1 bestsellers, You: The Owner's Manual and You: The Smart Patient, Dr. Oz is a medical powerhouse. As the resident health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and host of Second Opinion on the Discovery Health channel, he consistently offers advice on how to maintain a healthy heart,Request Speaker's Availability & Fee