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B-Time with Beth Bierbower

Dec 8, 2020

Description: The CDC estimates that 34.2 million Americans have diabetes.  In 2018 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed and the prevalence of the disease is rising.  Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. As high as 1 in 4 people who develop a foot ulcer might have an amputation. 

It’s difficult to understand why so many amputations occur when they are preventable.  Today we will dig deeper and what can be done to ensure that foot ulcers either don’t occur or are caught early.  Dr. Jon Bloom, a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in health care delivery, technology development, patient monitoring, and biomedical research will share his expertise on this issue and will tell us what his company is doing to prevent Diabetic foot ulcers.

Dr. Jon Bloom is the CEO of Podimetrics, a care management company that helps prevent diabetic amputations, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes.  Dr. Bloom co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Books:  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins; What You Do Is Who You Are: How To Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz