Join Team MDVIP at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Join-Team-MDVIP-at-Step-Out-Walk-to-Stop-Diabetes Nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, with an additional 79 million considered pre-diabetic. That’s more people affected by this disease than the population of California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Massachusetts combined. Those are staggering numbers. Unless new measures are taken, it is estimated that one-third of American adults will be diagnosed by 2050 (American Diabetes Association). While the statistics are daunting, there is hope. In many cases, diabetes is preventable. That is why MDVIP has made the prevention and management of this disease a top priority to help people live healthier more vibrant lives.

This fall, MDVIP is taking to the streets for the ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes series. As a national sponsor, our goal is to raise $100,000 to further research, advocacy, and awareness endeavors to stop the rapid spread of the disease. By increasing knowledge and drumming up public support, it is our hope that we inspire MDVIP members and the community to develop the health-savvy habits needed to prevent diabetes or properly manage an existing diagnosis.

Our commitment simply reflects the everyday efforts of MDVIP and our doctors to provide practical help to people who are managing diabetes or are at-risk. It starts with MDVIP-affiliated doctors spending the time to do annual diabetes screening for each patient and careful assessment of family history, health status and lifestyle habits to understand each person’s unique risk. Armed with these insights, our doctors take a hands-on approach with each person to create a healthy lifestyle plan to fight onset and progression. But showing is often better than simply telling; many MDVIP doctors will take their patients on walks, hikes, or bike rides to reinforce the importance of exercise to improve health. Some MDVIP doctors highlight the importance of eating well by visiting the local grocery store with their patients to show them how to shop for the healthiest choices or may host a cooking class to teach people how to prepare health-conscious meals that taste great. And, sometimes when a little additional encouragement is needed, some doctors will text or email their patients to make sure they are staying on track and provide support. It’s all part of an approach that brings to life the importance of small steps to change your diet, increase your level of physical activity, and maintain a healthy weight to stay healthier longer and reduce your risk of diabetes. 

To learn more about the ADA or a Step Out event near you, please visit www.diabetes.org or www.stepout.diabetes.org. If you’d like to be a part of the cause, visit our sponsor site to register−we’re looking for Team MDVIP captains, walkers, and volunteers; and the more, the merrier! Events are already scheduled for September, October, and November with plenty of opportunity to get involved in cities big and small.

Let’s get together to advocate for better health and a better life for millions throughout our community. We can’t wait to see everyone unite to show the support, love, and encouragement needed to drive people to become the heroes of their own health!
7 Comments
Doris A. Null
Mar 10th, 2016
I am a recent member of MDvip and am a type 2 diabetic, have been reading the different ways to over come diabetis. am looking forward to future diet plans.
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MDVIP
Mar 14th, 2016
Greetings Doris,

Diabetes can be a challenging disease, however, your MDVIP-affiliated physician can partner with you to help control it. As for meal plans, you can access them right now. Simply log into your portal (MDVIP Connect) and select Nutrition. Once you are in the Nutrition section, click on the Meal Plans tab and click Begin Meal Plans. You will be able to choose from three meal plans, i.e., Heart Healthy Plan, Healthy Balance Plan and Diabetes Plan. Click on the Diabetes Plan, hit next and follow the instructions. If you need more information or help logging into the portal, please email portalsupport@mdvip.com or call 1-866-948-6357 Monday through Friday between 9am and 10pm ET.

In Good Health,
MDVIP


Tina
Jan 13th, 2015
I'd most certainly like to try my best to help anyone , anytime. Whether my body will co-operate is another can of worms for lack of a better term however if I can help in some way, I'm willing to try my best.
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MDVIP
Jan 15th, 2015
Greetings Tina,

Thank you for offering to volunteer to help find a cure for diabetes by participating in Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes. While MDVIP has not sponsored a team for a few years, the event is still going on across the country. Check out the spring schedule at stepout.diabetes.org to see if there is an event happening in your area. We appreciate members like you, Tina, offering to help put an end to an avoidable health condition, such a diabetes, that eventually leads to a host of other health conditions. Just to make sure you’re in the proper physical shape, you might want to consult with your MDVIP-affiliated physician before participating.

In Good Health,
MDVIP
BARBARA
Sep 27th, 2013
my dr is changing to mdvip care in just a few months taking only 300 0f over 3000 patients. My concern is the cost 1600.00 every year to become one of the 300 is it a choice to only have patients that can afford medical care we already pay 950.00 a month for myself and spouse is this fair?
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MDVIP
Oct 1st, 2013
Hello Barbara!

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you personally about the MDVIP Wellness Program your doctor will be offering and how it can benefit you and your spouse. Please call us at 866.696.3847 so we can help answer all your questions.

In good health,
MDVIP
Rodney VR Spring
Oct 6th, 2012
I wish there was a magic bullet for obesity!
Eileen F. Poos
Oct 6th, 2012
Thanks MDVIP for helping me choose life. Exercise, nutrition & rest are making a positive impact on my life. "Small changes over a long period of time.......make a big difference".
Thomas R. Moore
Oct 5th, 2012
TRYING TO ACCESS INFO
carol frazier
Sep 27th, 2012
Mike this is interesting that some of these type doctors go to the grocery with you, go on bike rides with you etc.....These doctors want to practice medicine the correct way instead of getting you in and out of the office ASAP...At most offices, the patient is NOTHING but a number..Alot of docs could care less about your care.....I have experienced that many many times....Horrible.
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