About The Center
Emed Health is a division of the nonprofit Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc., a multi-hospital consortium dedicated to the advancement of emergency medicine through research, education, air medical transport and quality care. Currently, the Center's member hospitals include University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and UPMC Mercy Hospital.
|Success - Mike Parlak|
Mike Parlak doesn’t have diabetes, and after completing Emed Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program, he’s much less likely to develop this increasingly prevalent disease. Mike knew he was overweight and had high cholesterol, but he didn’t know he had an elevated fasting glucose level and several other risk factors that increased his chances for developing diabetes. “My doctor has been after me to lose weight and exercise more, but I had no idea I was at such high risk for developing diabetes,” Mike said.