Live on Local 24 Midday: Taking Diabetes to Heart

Live on Local 24 Midday: Taking Diabetes to Heart

Celebrity chef Art Smith was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 and weighed more than 325 pounds. After a regiment of exercise and healthy eating, Chef Smith joins Local 24 Midday to share the key to his success in managing the disease.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Celebrity chef Art Smith was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 and weighed more than 325 pounds. After a regiment of exercise and healthy eating, Chef Smith joins Local 24 Midday to share the key to his success in managing the disease.

As a chef who has type 2 diabetes, cooks for a living and is around food all the time, he knows it can be challenging to manage what you eat. That's why he's partnering with Merck on Taking Diabetes to Heart to help people with diabetes understand that with a few changes, they can better manage their disease.

He's created delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes for the whole family to enjoy, available at www.TakingDiabetestoHeart.com. Restaurants and food trucks across the country have also made over some of their favorite dishes to be diabetes-friendly

In addition to helping people eat healthier, he's educating people with type 2 diabetes about managing high blood sugar and avoiding low blood sugar and encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to work with a doctor to develop a diabetes management plan that's right for them, including diet, exercise and, if appropriate, medication-and stick to that plan.

He's also helping people with type 2 diabetes manage their ABCs of diabetes -that's A1C, or blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.

For more information, visit www.TakingDiabetestoHeart.com

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