I had the privilege of hearing Mike Huckabee speak at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators in St. Louis, Mo., earlier this year. He appears to be every diabetes educator's dream - the guy who follows all the protocol health care advice, takes up exercise, loses weight, improves his diet, and essentially transforms himself into a new and better being.
This is a fellow who blames no one but himself for the state of his physical health, and asks no one but himself to find a fix. I believe that he is, as a presidential candidate, personally vested in revolutionizing health care as we know it. And while I cannot endorse his conservative views on private matters, I encourage open-minded folks interested in health care reform to come out and hear what he has to say next Wednesday at Centre College.
Kathy Crown-Weber, RD, CDE