Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks, Shire Regenerative Medicine, and Heal2gether are hosting a one month Mobile RV Tour to raise awareness of diabetes complications.
According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and as many as one in three adult Americans could have diabetes by 2050.
What many people don’t know is that, if not managed properly, diabetes can result in serious health complications over time, such as high blood pressure, stroke, retinopathy, and neuropathy. “The Diabetic You” Mobile RV Tour aims to increase awareness and educate the public about the management and treatment of diabetic complications, according to a news release.
Celebrity chef Charles Mattocks set off on a mission to help stop the ravages of the deadly disease after he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and is now an avid advocate for diabetics. Also known as The Poor Chef, Mattocks is the author of Eat Cheap but Eat Well and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show.
Mattocks began creating ‘The Diabetic You,’ a documentary and movement focused on educating and inspiring people around the world as a personal mission to help educate the public about living healthier lives — starting with healthy eating.
Mattocks states, “Together with Shire Regenerative Medicine, I hope to increase
awareness not only about the management of diabetes, but stop the ravages of the deadly disease.”
“The Diabetic You” Mobile RV Tour will include a day-long event in each city with fun and interactive activities related to the management and treatment of diabetic complications, including cooking demonstrations by Mattocks.
Leading diabetic experts will also be onsite to answer questions about potential warning signs for common problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, retinopathy, and neuropathy. Additionally, “The Diabetic You” Mobile RV Tour will be offering visitors a free year-long subscription to Diabetic Living, one of the largest publications in diabetes health.
“The Diabetic You” Mobile Tour schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 – Tucson, Arizona – TCOYD Conference, Tucson Convention Center
- Saturday, March 2, 2013 – Phoenix, Arizona – location to be determined
- Friday, March 8, 2013 – San Diego, California – location to be determined
- Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Los Angeles, California – Diabetic Foot Global Conference, Loews Hollywood Hotel
- Saturday, March 23, 2013 – Santa Clara, California – TCOYD Conference, Santa Clara Convention Center
Each career move celebrity Chef Mattocks has made has been in keeping with his desire to touch lives in a positive way. Inspired by his uncle, the late Bob Marley, Mattocks dared to dream big.
After giving a stunning performance in the title role of the Emmy-nominated The Summer of Ben Tyler, Mattocks could have continued as a successful actor. Instead, this single dad decided the Hollywood lifestyle was not the best for his young son and moved across the country.
His need to create meals that were tasty, nutritious, and affordable led to his career as “The Poor Chef.” Appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show gave him the opportunity to share what he had learned about feeding a family for less money. He became a sought-after guest on local and regional radio and television stations.
Then came devastating news. Charles Mattocks had type 2 diabetes. Reading all he could about the disease made him all too aware of how little he actually had known about diabetes. He was determined to save his life and knew he had to help others do the same.
The Diabetic You documentary, website, and movement came out of that determination to educate and inspire people around the world. From nationwide appearances on radio and television, including CNN, to interviews with The Huffington Post, Diabetes Health and Forecast Diabetes, and his blog on DoctorOz.com and more, the world is learning about Charles Mattocks’ war against diabetes. He developed a diabetic-friendly, gluten-free treat called the Charles Bar that is in national distribution.
He is committed to providing free health testing for people from Orlando to Atlanta and beyond. A tireless advocate for diabetics everywhere, Charles Mattocks is determined to help stop the ravages of this deadly disease.
Keep your eyes on the horizon and blaze a trail.