EP 23 - Diabetes Lessons from "The Poor Chef"

Summary: A tireless advocate for diabetics everywhere, Charles Mattocks is determined to help stem the tide of this deadly disease.
Air Date: 1/24/18
Duration: 27:58
Guest Bio: Charles Mattocks, "The Poor Chef"
Charles-MattocksWorld Diabetes Advocate Charles Mattocks is best known as TV’s “The Poor Chef” is regularly seen on such major shows as Dr. Oz, The Today Show, CNN and scores of media not just in the USA, but across the world. He is also an Emmy-nominated actor for his lead role as Ben Tyler alongside James Wood in the 1996 classic, The Summer Of Ben Tyler.

Charles is also a published author for the American Diabetes Association with his latest cookbook, The Budget-Friendly Fresh & Local Diabetes Cookbook, currently in circulation. His passion for raising awareness and education for diabetes also led to him being honored as a Blue Circle Champion with the International Diabetes Federation.

Being the nephew of the late reggae legend Bob Marley, Charles has been a tireless advocate for the people. Charles has been a major force in diabetes since he was diagnosed eight years ago. He has created many engagements in diabetes ranging from the first ever nationwide diabetes RV tour to being a key note speaker for companies such as AstraZeneca and Blue Cross while also creating compelling documentaries on diabetes filmed around the world. Indeed, Charles has worked with many countries on various diabetes programs, ranging from the Caribbean to India.

Charles is also a multiple award-winning film director and producer. He is also the creator, Executive Producer and Host of the first ever diabetes reality documentary TV Series, ReverseD, which is currently being aired nationwide on the Discovery Life Channel. Respected by many in the industry, ReverseD is currently shaking up the diabetes world with its message of love, hope, inspiration, education, restoration and positive vibes.

Following this success and being a relentless advocate, Charles also plans on releasing a documentary which chronicles his life with diabetes titled The Diabetic You.
  • Book Title: The Budget-Friendly Fresh & Local Diabetes Cookbook
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EP 23 - Diabetes Lessons from "The Poor Chef"
Charles Mattocks's desire -- and need -- to create meals that were tasty, nutritious, and affordable led to his career as "The Poor Chef."

Multiple appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News The Talk, Martha Stewart, CBS TV, CNN and Dr. Oz gave him the opportunity to share what he had learned about feeding a family for less money.

Then came devastating news; Charles was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes.

He was determined to save his life and knew he had to help others do the same. "The Diabetic You" documentary, website, and movement came out of that determination to educate and inspire people around the world.

A tireless advocate for diabetics everywhere, Charles is determined to help stem the tide of this deadly disease.

Listen as Charles shares his personal journey as a chef and diabetic, as well as insights from his television show and book, The Budget-Friendly Fresh & Local Diabetes Cookbook.

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