Leading the Charge
Phil Southerland describes his role as Founder of Team Type 1 Foundation and how he managed to evolve through life as his path turned. From athlete, to author, to CEO of Team Novo Nordisk, Phil's determination and perseverance have enabled a change in the perception of diabetes all around the world. His team now comprises 101 athletes from 13 countries, all of whom thrive with diabetes. Come hear one of the most inspiring stories in the history of diabetes, and take away the power to change diabetes for everyone.
Phil is a global ambassador for diabetes and is committed to educating and empowering persons with diabetes across the world. Born in Florida in 1982, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 7 months old. Doctors told his mother he was unlikely to live past the age of 25. Now 30, Phil controls his diabetes through diet, exercise and a disciplined insulin regime. He is driving a global movement to redefine the boundaries for those living with diabetes by advocating managed care and control. Phil began cycling at the age of 12 and has participated in various cycling challenges throughout his career, including the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile tag-team competition, which he first won in 2007. In 2005, Phil combined his passion for the sport and his mission of raising awareness to establish Team Type 1 Foundation, an organization that includes athletes with diabetes.
Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
The 5As of Obesity ManagementDr. Sharma will share his 5As of Obesity Management, a set of practical tools to guide primary care practitioners in obesity counseling and management. He teaches practitioners to:
Arya M. Sharma is professor and chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta. He is also the medical director of the Alberta Health Services Provincial Obesity Program, and the scientific director of the federally funded Canadian Obesity Network. He is also the past-president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. His research focuses on the aetiology and an evidence-based approach to managing obese patients. Dr. Sharma is on the editorial boards of several international journals and has authored or coauthored more than 300 scientific articles. He also has lectured widely on the aetiology and management of hypertension, obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Sharma maintains a widely read blog, www.drsharma.ca, in which he regularly posts his ideas and thoughts on obesity prevention and management.
- Ask for permission to discuss weight and explore readiness for change.
- Assess obesity-related health risk and potential "root causes" of weight gain.
- Advise on obesity risks, discuss benefits of treatment options.
- Agree on realistic weight-loss expectations and on a SMART plan to achieve behavioral goals.
- Assist in addressing drivers and barriers, offer education and resources, refer to provider, and arrange follow-up.
Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
Guided Imagery and the New Mind-Body Breakthroughs in Diabetes CareBelleruth Naparstek is a psychotherapist and author, best known as a pioneer in guided imagery and an expert in digitally delivered stress solutions. Creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery series, her company produces evidence based mind-body resources and disseminates the latest in mind-body research, program ideas and practice solutions.
Most recently she worked with the Surgeon General of the Army, helping devise solutions for stress, fitness and sleep. Her work has been translated into 10 languages, and her book on imagery and post-traumatic stress, Invisible Heroes, won the Spirituality & Health Award. Her imagery recordings have been tested in more than 30 clinical trials.
BJ Fogg, PhD
How to Change Human Behavior
BJ Fogg's expertise is creating systems to change human behavior. He calls this "behavior design." At his Stanford lab, his team focuses on methods for creating habits, showing what causes behavior, automating behavior change and persuading people via mobile phones. Over the years, improving health has become a theme.Fogg directs the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. His methods help people understand and design for human behavior change. He is the author of Persuasive Technology, a book that explains how computers can influence people. Fortune Magazine selected Fogg as one of the "10 New Gurus You Should Know." He is the founder and director of Stanford's annual Mobile Health Conference.