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Mike Golic, ESPN Radio Personality and Former Philadelphia Eagle, Holds Pre-Season "Training Camp" for People With Type 2 Diabetes
Date:8/22/2012

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Golic, co-host of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning and former defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, is teaming up with the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to launch the Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan, an educational program designed to help people living with type 2 diabetes work with their healthcare provider to better manage their condition.  He will be back on his home turf today to unveil The Game Plan to Philadelphia-area type 2 diabetes patients.  He will discuss his own experience with managing type 2 diabetes and encourage patients to take an active role in managing their type 2 diabetes.  Golic will be joined by Farhad Zangeneh, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., member of the board of directors for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and physician advisor for Blood Sugar Basics.

The Game Plan, available at BloodSugarBasics.com, breaks down diabetes management into four easy-to-understand "goals" that are intended to help people with type 2 diabetes begin to take the necessary steps toward better management of their disease, including blood sugar control, meal planning, and physical activity.

"I'm still continuing to learn about diabetes six years after my diagnosis," explains Golic.  "The key is to become educated, and the Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan is designed to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to learn more about their condition and take steps to better manage it."

Golic admits there was one particular aspect of the disease about which he was completely unaware – low blood sugar.  He describes his first experience with low blood sugar when he was at the gym for his regular workout; he didn't eat beforehand and was working out harder than usual.  Suddenly,
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SOURCE Merck; American College of Endocrinology
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