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In this podcast I had the pleasure of talking with Dr James Muecke. His passion and commitment to his work is obvious and inspiring. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
Dr Muecke is an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) who has spent his life making a difference in lives of the most vulnerable populations throughout Australia, SE Asia and Africa. He was awarded Australian of the year in 2020, as recognition for this work and establishing the not for profit, Sight for All.
Over the last year, he decided to use the Australian of the Year platform to focus on type-2 diabetes education. He believes this is a reversible life-style disease, not a life sentence. With the right kind of support and attention to nutrition, the complications of diabetes can be avoided. He has many videos on his YouTube channel talking about this and sharing patients stories. These are very impactful and worth watching.
With his well-known resilience, when Covid-19 hit the world and his public speaking plans for 2020 put on hold, he did what he always does and looked for solutions. He prepared some keynote speeches and went online. We would really appreciate you sharing this and other videos to help get this most important message out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfdh4nu57i7C5tSPbXbr-kw/videos
In this podcast, we talk about his work as an ophthalmologist. Then we discuss why an eye doctor would care about type-2 diabetes. The answer is simple, it is a leading cause of blindness in developed countries. It is also a leading cause of other health complications.
Dr Muecke talks about advocating for change in the Australian dietary guidelines – this will be good news for NZ. He talks about his own health, changes he has made in his diet, the struggle of giving up ice-cream and how he copes with the stress and challenges of such a demanding life.
The following is well worth watching and sharing, thank you.