During September in 2017, the American diabetes association announced that the organization was partnering with the Children Hospital in Los Angeles. That joint initiative was aimed at countering the increase in type 2 diabetes in teenagers and children.
That joint effort by these two organizations is only but a necessary precaution to combat the increasing rate of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Mark Holterman, who is on the board of the ADA, also reiterated that in addition to the joint initiative, the organizations, had also formed a program; camp power up. Camp power-up is a program that will entail a myriad of fun engaging activities for children and teenagers. These activities will be based on a given certified curriculum that has proved useful in reducing the contraction of type 2 diabetes.
Camp power-up will be focusing mainly on children from the ages of 8 years to 16 years. In addition to the physical activities, the camp will also include an education program that will provide teenagers and children a guide to choosing healthier foods. Besides, the two organizations have also scheduled an intense camp that will entail the teenagers participating in after-school programs, and day camps.
About Dr. Mark Holterman
Dr. Mark Holterman is a full-time professor at the college of medicine at the University of Illinois. Apart from this, he is also a part-time pediatric surgeon at St. Francis Medical Center. Additionally, he is a member on several boards that include; American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Diabetes Association, and American College of Surgeons. He is a well-known due to his vast knowledge and experience in the pediatric surgery and regenerative medicine (OSFHealthcare).
Before his success, Dr. Mark Holterman served as a resident surgeon in various hospitals. These hospitals are; Rush University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. In all these hospitals, Dr. Mark Holterman was highly regarded for his expertise in pediatric surgery is unrivaled. He studied at Yale University, where he majored in biology. Later on, he went to the University of Virginia, where he graduated with an MD and a Ph.D. Besides, Dr. Mark Holterman has extensively researched on the cure of chronic illnesses such as diabetes.