As many know Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Irma and, even though the citizens there are American, has received not nearly enough support from the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress and Senate. American companies have also not shown the support they otherwise would if what occurred in Puerto Rico had happened in one of the 50 states.
When Hurricane Irma hit on September 20th about 1 million residents in Puerto Rico lost power (TheBroTalk). Many have had their power restored but there are still about 60,000 residents on the island that are living without electricity which in this day and age is a basic necessity.
Many organizations have been helping the citizens of Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma including the Red Cross which has sent many EMTs and nurses to help treat those who continue to suffer through the aftermath of this natural disaster. While the Trump administration continues to ignore the human toll that takes place in Puerto Rico there are thankfully other organizations and people who step up and want to help these people that need help in order to survive.
One of the prominent individuals that have stepped forward to help the Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Irma is Glen Wakeman, a successful businessman who has worked throughout the world in various locations. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of a company he founded, Launchpad Holdings LLC. His company is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs develop a written business plan so that they can get funding from venture capitalists as well as achieve their dream of creating a new company that achieves financial success.
Glen Wakeman has helped a large number of entrepreneurs achieve success during his career. Early in his career, he developed a five-point plan that involves five key areas that new businesses need to focus upon, including risk management, execution of the business plan, governance, management of human capital, and governance of the business. He has spread this information to a number of companies and teaches it to the businesses that take part in his new Launchpad Holdings firm.
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Type-2 diabetes has become increasingly prevalent among children and young people over the recent years. This realization has become a wake-up call for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to take action.
Los Angeles – The Starting Point
The ADA is still in its early stages of battling type-2 diabetes nationwide, and it has decided to begin its initiative in Los Angeles. The organization recently announced that it would be partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to address this growing problem – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the most notable healthcare centers for children in the city. The organization is targeting children between the ages of 8 and 16 years, and it is targeting institutions such as schools, churches, and day camps.
Laying out its game plan, the organization said that its initiative would be dubbed Camp PowerUp (https://gazetteday.com/2017/10/dr-mark-holterman-child-hero/). As the title suggests, it will mostly involve bringing kids and teenagers together in a sort of a camp where they can learn important things about the condition.
In particular, Camp PowerUp has adopted an evidence-based strategy to teach its participants about the basic facts of avoiding type-2 diabetes. It engages the children in physical exercises meant to boost the body’s regulation of blood sugar – inactivity is one of the leading causes of type-2 diabetes. It also teaches the children about good dietary habits that help keep off cancer and improve overall health – kids’ eating habits, mostly dominated by processed and sugary foods, have been largely to blame for the rising cases of type-2 diabetes.
With time, ADA hopes to inspire other diabetes-oriented organizations in the nation to do the same if not more. It also plans to expand its Camp PowerUp program to other cities across the U.S.
About Mark Holterman
Mark Holterman, MD, is a proud member of the American Diabetes Association. He is passionate about eradicating diabetes in the U.S., and he is always working towards advancing medicine to accomplish his course.
Mark Holterman is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Today, he teaches pediatrics and surgery at the University of Illinois’ College of Medicine and often gives insights about the eradication of chronic diseases such as diabetes.