“The most powerful thing you can do is maintain a healthy diet” that’s what Laurence believes. In part 1, we have Laurence Girard, Founder & CEO of Fruit Street, a developer of digital diabetes prevention and weight loss programs.
During a college internship at a healthcare facility, Laurence had an intense experience with an overweight patient who passed away. This experience led him to Fruit Street. Fruit Street’s program is designed to help people with pre-diabetes avoid developing type two diabetes. According to Laurence, approximately 88 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% don’t know they have it.
That’s why he advises taking their risk quiz and then a blood test along with a hemoglobin A1C test. There’s a need to raise awareness amongst the public and physicians.
* Overview of the company
* How to identify pre-diabetes
* Challenges around pre-diabetes
* His motivation behind the brand
* Impact of diet & lifestyle
* Dean Ornish’s books
* What’s different about Fruit Street
* Being CDC endorsed
For more on Fruit Street, visit: https://fruitstreet.com/