WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- dLife®, the premiere platform in informing, inspiring, and engaging people with diabetes, their caregivers, and healthcare providers, announced today the 2015 "Diabetes Champions" to coincide with American Diabetes Month in November. The program's focus is large in scale, featuring widely respected athletes, musicians, actors, diabetes advocates, and renowned doctors, and seeks to motivate people with diabetes while celebrating the accomplishments of each Champion.
The 2015 Champions are: Grammy Award-winning music superstar Tim McGraw; INDYCAR® driver and diabetes ambassador Charlie Kimball; TCOYD co-founder and founder Sandy Bourdette and Steve Edelman, MD; NASCAR® XFINITY Series driver Ryan Reed; Nancy Charles Larco, MD and René Charles, MD of FHADIMAC; actor, writer, comedian and former co-host of dLifeTV Jim Turner; Jason Baker, MD, founder and board chair of Marjorie's Fund, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College; and film maker, World Diabetes advocate, best-selling author and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks. Read more on each here.
Each week, readers can go to dLife.com/Champions to learn about the lives and achievements of each Champion and have a chance to enter to win prizes personally selected by them, which they feel will inspire others to re-engage with their diabetes. Prizes range from personal notes and videos of inspiration to autographed helmets, miniature car replicas, the latest CDs, and mouth-watering cookbooks. Then on November 16th, readers will have a chance to ask their questions to four of the Champions during a live webinar, sponsored by DiabetesSightRisk.com, brought to you by Regeneron.
"This year we broadened our search to look within the United States and beyond to identify diabetes Champions making a huge impact not only in raising awareness of diabetes, but also saving the lives of millions of people on a global level through their efforts," said Mary Barbato, EVP of Marketing, dLife. "Our mission at dLife is to educate and inspire people to better self manage their diabetes. It is our hope that people will hear these stories and want to re-engage with their diabetes, and others will want to get involved in the diabetes community to help in any way they can."
dLife applauds the efforts being made by the entire diabetes community, and the struggles each person with diabetes overcomes every day.
To become a dLife member and be up to date on the latest in diabetes, it's free. Go to dlife.com/registration. To learn more about taking care of your diabetes, or for more information on dLife, visit dLife.com.
dLife is a resource for millions of people with diabetes, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. dLife engages this growing population in positive and proactive self-care across a variety of media channels. Its award-winning outlets include dLife.com, the leading online diabetes destination, attracting over one million unique visitors each month and featuring the widest and deepest variety of original content and resources anywhere; dLifeTV, the only web series dedicated to people with diabetes, airing Sundays on dLifeTV.com (7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT); popular mobile applications; as well as other consumer and professional programs driving proactive diabetes self-management. dLife has been recognized with numerous media and editorial awards.
dLife HealthCare Solutions applies evidence-based content and technology solutions built specifically for health plans and healthcare providers who want to engage their diabetes populations as consumers of their own healthcare and owners of their own condition. dLife has demonstrated positive and direct impact on health outcomes via a randomized trial performed by the Geisinger Healthcare System. Utilizing its self-care behavior change program, dLife administers diabetes education in a dosed curriculum that has proven to yield better patient outcomes, lower costs, and higher STAR ratings.
EVP, Marketing & New Business Initiatives, dLife