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Dr. Joshua Hedman was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1977. He grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he graduated high school in 1995. Dr. Hedman attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated in 1999 with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. He moved to Chicago, IL after completing his undergraduate studies. In Chicago, Dr. Hedman graduated from Scholl College in 2003 where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed a three-year surgical residency at the DVA-Chicago. He was fortunate to receive comprehensive training regarding all foot and ankle problems, including diabetic limb salvage. Additionally, Dr. Hedman completed a 6-week surgical fellowship in European reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. In July of 2006, he moved from Chicago to San Antonio and shortly after went into practice with two of his friends at The Foot & Ankle Treatment Center of San Antonio. After a successful career in San Antonio, Dr. Hedman, later relocated back to Chicago in 2012 to practice at the Chicago Pain and Orthopedic Institute, and has recently opened the Foot and Ankle Treatment Center of Chicago. During his second year of residency, at the age of 27, he was diagnosed with late onset Type 1 Diabetes and was placed on an insulin pump a couple months following this diagnosis. Due to his extensive training in diabetic limb salvage and his recent diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, Dr. Hedman has reached out to the American Diabetes Association and is highly involved in their mission to finding a cure for diabetes. Additionally, Dr. Hedman has seen the high incidence of diabetes and its unfortunate complications throughout this professional career in both Chicago and San Antonio. He can attest to the need for increased awareness and education in the growing diabetic population. Dr. Hedman is an active board member in Chicago for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and served as the community chair for the 2016 Diabetes Expo in the Chicago-area. He was the former board President for the San Antonio ADA chapter and has participated in the annual ADA Expo, Tour de Cure (as a Red Rider), and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in both San Antonio and Chicago chapters.
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Sylvia White is a registered dietitian, licensed professional counselor, and certified diabetes educator in the Memphis, TN area. Sylvia graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelors in Dietetics and the University of Memphis with a masters in Counseling. She has worked in various fields including hospitals, long-term care and rehab facilities, and for the last 10 years has worked as a diabetes specialist in several roles including representing all major medical device manufacturers an insulin pump trainer, clinical sales rep for a durable medial company, and as a patient educator with an endocrinologist. She blogs at ParentingDiabetes.com and runs a medical alert jewelry shop on Etsy called DiaBeadies. Sylvia is married to a wonderful husband and has three children. Two out of three of her chidren have type 1 diabetes so she has personal experience as well as professional experience with diabetes. Her goal is to help you have more confidence and learn to thrive and take the best care of yourself and your diabetes.
Brian Sanderoff is the director and principal owner of the Well Being Healing Center and Holistic Pharmacy in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In the past 25 years of clinical practice, Brian has been able to integrate his tradition medical training as a pharmacist with his experience and unique knowledge base in the realms of nutrition and herbalism into a practice geared towards finding the true underlying causes of diseases. Through careful examination and evaluation of a patients symptoms, health history, family history, lifestyle and stresses, Brian is able to devise a plan of action that helps attain the patients specific goals in a directed and timely manner. The tools of Brian's trade are nutritional and herbal supplements, advice about lifestyle ( including diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction and coping mechanisms) and an intuitive sense of "health direction"
 
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