2012 Global Summit

ISHIB IMPACT at Global Diabetes Summit and Community Event

From November 14-17, 2012, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Diabetes Research Center sponsored the Second Annual Global Diabetes Summit on the OSU Campus in Columbus, Ohio. ISHIB partnered with OSU in sponsorship of and participation in both the scientific and community events.

The scientific meeting, themed “New Horizons in Diabetes: Genetics to Personalized Health Care” brought together international diabetes experts who presented the latest outcomes in diabetes research. The program aimed to formulate an interdisciplinary road map for prevention of diabetes, as well as detection and treatment of the disease.

Over 500 healthcare professionals attended the scientific summit organized and chaired by ISHIB board member and ISHIB DOC co-chair, Kwame Osei, MD, FACP. Dr. Osei is the director of the OSU Diabetes Research Center and professor of Medicine and Exercise Physiology at OSU.

While the agenda featured many fellow OSU faculty members, speakers came from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and both national and international universities including Tulane University, Oxford University, Wayne State, University of Cape Town, and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana, Africa, to name just a few.

ISHIB members Charles Rotimi, PhD, and Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, also spoke at the scientific session. ISHIB executive director, Ted Lewis, represented ISHIB at our “premiere” space scientific booth directly outside sessions, and located at busy OSU Student Union in the middle of campus.

Participants ranged from nurses and CDEs, to pharmacists, primary care physicians, and academicians. The comprehensive program offered topics of interest for any HCP in attendance, while still centered around the main theme of new diabetes treatment and management in today’s health care environment.

The last day of the Global Diabetes Summit concluded with a community event featuring health screenings and patient and lay caregiver education. The program, entitled “Focus on Health and Wellness: Life Choices,” began with a welcome from Dr. Osei to the over 1,300 registered participants. Columbus, Ohio Health Commissioner, Theresa Long, and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) president, Jean Claude Mbanya, MD, PhD, FRCP, also addressed the crowd.

After morning educational sessions and presentations on the meaning of personalized health care and importance of culture and family support for patients living with diabetes, the community event participants filed into Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, which was transformed into a healthcare screening and services center for the rest of the day. Each participant registered for screenings and received results before proceeding on through the rest of the health fair exhibit floor. On the exhibit floor, over 60 different organizations, including healthcare, Pharma, government, social, and cultural groups set up tables to distribute information on better cardiovascular health and diabetes management and events or resources for patients and caregivers.

Sponsored in part by the ISHIB IMPACT Campaign, the Community event featured a double wide ISHIB booth on the main exhibit floor, manned with medical student volunteers who counseled patients who had received their screening results and still had questions. ISHIB member and ISHIB DOC program coordinator, Trudy Gaillard, RN, PhD, also of OSU, led the team of medical student counselors and supervised screening efforts throughout the day. ISHIB president, David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, also spent some time at the booth, talking with patients as well as handing out and instructing them on use of the ISHIB IMPACT materials to better manage their diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Patients and caregivers visiting the booth received pocket size ISHIB IMPACT “Know your Numbers” cards to track important screenings and bring to health visits. The card features average target glucose ranges and blood pressure risk ranges as stratified in the ISHIB Consensus Statement (Hypertension, October, 2010). The trifold pocket card also lists important questions to discuss during health visits, as well as a section for patients to keep notes to and from the doctor. ISHIB IMPACT “Know your Numbers” cards provide patients with an easy to read, pocket log to carry and use to optimize the limited time that they have at health visits or doctor’s appointments.

Another helpful resource offered to patients visiting the ISHIB IMPACT booth was a refrigerator magnet to help patients translate nutrition information with regard to serving size. By associating serving size measurements with everyday objects like a baseball or a bar of soap, patients can better visualize what food label measurements mean, without having to weigh and measure every piece of food. Giving patients an easy method for portion control may help patients better adhere to diets and understand nutrition information as it relates to serving size.

Following the screenings and health expo, community event participants selected patient workshops to attend. Dr. Kountz and ISHIB and ISHIB DOC member, clinical endocrinologist Anthony J. Cannon, MD, FACE, represented ISHIB in the IMPACT Patient Self-Care Workshop: “What You Should Know about Managing Hypertension and Diabetes.” Dr. Kountz introduced the IMPACT Campaign and talked to the audience of patients and lay caregivers about hypertension prevalence in minority populations, and how they can manage their risk or disease. Dr. Cannon, who also serves on the executive board of his local American Diabetes Association (ADA) chapter, spoke frankly to the audience about the severity of uncontrolled diabetes and the other health problems to which it can lead. While each doctor presented slides, the real information came from the live exchange with patients and caregivers. Audience members were encouraged to participate in discussions including medication, lifestyle, and physical and mental health.

Patient educational workshops were followed by exercise/dance and cooking exhibitions. Instructors and OSU faculty demonstrated exercises that combine dance with cardio and strengthening movements, like Zumba, Bhangra, Tai Chi and yoga. Volunteers even participated in Nintendo Wii Fit programs created for fun, at home workouts. Other instructors discussed how to incorporate exercise into your day, through walking at work or at home in your living room. Cooking experts showed the audience how to prepare healthy family meals while maintaining a modest to low budget, and how to cater ethnic cuisine to fit diabetic and at risk patient diets.

Community event participants were treated to healthy lunches and motivational speakers including NBA Hall of Famer, Dominique Wilkins, who also lives with diabetes.

Patient Education Workshops

A. Building Community Diabetes Program: Lesson from Appalachian Population
Frank Schwartz, MD, FACE
Director, ARHI Diabetes Center
Professor of Endocrinology
Ohio University Diabetes / Endocrine Disease Biorepository

B. Diabetes in Africans and U.S. African Migrant Populations
Albert G.B. Amoah, MB, ChB, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of Ghana Medical School
Director, National Diabetes Management and Research Centre
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Ghana)

C. Diabetes in African-Americans: Special Emphasis on Culture
Anne Sumner, MD, FAHA
Chief, Section on Ethnicity and Health
National Institutes of Health

D. Diabetes in Latino Americans: Special Emphasis on Culture
Jaime Davidson, MD, FACE, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Touchstone Diabetes Center
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
President, WorldWIDE Diabetes

E. Diabetes in Asian Ethnic Populations: From East to West
Shashank Joshi, MD, FACE, FRCP
President, Research Society of Study of Diabetes in India
Indian Academy of Diabetes (India)

F. Diabetes and Heart Disease: Does Race and Ethnicity Matter?
Laxmi Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA
Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program
Associate Director of Education, Center for Women’s Health
The Ohio State University

G. Dining with Diabetes
Shari Gallup, MS
Educator, Family and Consumer Science
The Ohio State University Extension

H. ISHIB IMPACT Patient Self-Care: What You Should Know about Diabetes and Hypertension
David Kountz, MD, MBA
President, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB)
Jersey Shore Medical Center
Anthony J. Cannon, MD, FACE
Clinical Endocrinologist
Board, ISHIB Diabetes and Obesity Consortium (DOC)
Sleep & Wellness Medical Associates LLC

Exercise/Dance & Cooking Demonstrations

Asian, Latino, African-American and American Cuisine
Giant Eagle Chefs

Low Budget, Good Nutrition
Jim Warner
Director, Food Services Administration
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Manju Sankarappa
Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
Chair Exercise, Wii Demonstration, Line Dancing, Resistance Bands and
Balls, Zumba, Tai Chi and Yoga
YMCA of Columbus Staff

Fitness Walking
Melanie Paris-Arum
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Group Exercise / Dance
Pat Funderburg
Certified Fitness Instructor / Lifestyle Coach

Walking in Your Living Room
Jerry and Judy Cable
The Ohio State University

Walking at Work
Jimmy Onate
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

In addition to OSU and ISHIB IMPACT, also partnering in sponsorship of the community event were the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, NovoNordisk, Molina, Columbus Medical Foundation, and Juice Plus. Below is a list of screenings, health expo exhibitors, and other patient workshops.

    Screenings Offered

    Blood Pressure
    BMI- Height/Weight
    Eye Exam
    Foot Exam
    Bone Density
    Heart Disease Risk – Million Hearts Campaign

    Health Expo Booths

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)
    American Red Cross
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    Asian Services in Action
    Caring for Two, Columbus Public Health
    Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)
    Coalition of 100 Black Women
    Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.
    Columbus Physicians Care Connection
    Columbus Public Health
    Columbus Black Nurse Association
    Community Association of Pakistani Americans (CAPA-Ohio)
    Diversity Enhancement at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institution
    Delta Sigma Theta, Inc
    Green Organics International
    Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers
    In My Backyard
    International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB)
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
    La Clinica Latina
    Minority Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    National Kidney Foundation
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    North American Indian Cultural Center Inc
    Noor Community Health Center
    Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Private Partnership
    Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
    Shema Global, LLC
    The Ohio State University College of Nursing
    Team Med LLC.
    OSU Wexner Medical Center Wound Center
    OSU Wexner Medical Center Transplant Center
    OSU Wexner Medical Center Endocrinology
    OSU Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Weight Management
    The African American Male Wellness Walk

    The OSU Second Global Diabetes Summit community event “Focus on Health and Wellness: Life Choices” marked the third health fair that ISHIB has conducted under the IMPACT 2011-2012 Campaign. The IMPACT health fair model has been tweaked to fit specific cities and regions, including partnership with government housing facilities and production of bilingual physician presenters and patient materials for predominantly Latino section of Miami called Little Havana, a New Orleans cultural club partnership with the Black Men of Labor and their Second Line Band, and now a major university partnership and community event in conjunction with a major scientific meeting. ISHIB IMPACT looks forward to sponsoring many more events in different cities throughout the US.

    The IMPACT Campaign is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo, Forrest Laboratories, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA.