WATCH, LEARN, SHARE: EmPower Online Videos Offer Guidance for a Number of Endocrine-Related Medical Issues

EmPower Magazine is just one spoke in the wheel of the American College of Endocrinology’s (ACE) efforts to improve patient health awareness and education.

ACE’s EmPower website (www.empoweryourhealth.org) also features a number of videos designed to educate viewers about a variety of endocrine-related subjects.

Among the topics covered in the informative series of videos are:

  • A physician overview and interviews with people with diabetes about diabulimia, a little-known but dangerous condition in which people with type 1 diabetes (most frequently females) deliberately give themselves less insulin than they need in order to achieve weight loss;
  • “Learn To Check Your Neck,” an effort to bring awareness to symptoms of thyroid disorders, which afflict an estimated 30 million Americans;
  • Diabetes 911: How to prepare a portable diabetes emergency kit, a particularly timely topic given the many occurring natural disasters wreaking havoc throughout the U.S. recently; and
  • How to fight temptation and make healthy nutritional choices when dining out or grocery shopping.

The EmPower videos page was recently revised to enhance navigation and create a more user-friendly experience. The organization has plans to add to its video library, so visitors are encouraged to bookmark the site address and check back frequently. The site address is: www.empoweryourhealth.org/video#. Alternatively, the videos can be viewed on AACE’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/aacepr.