Dr. Mark Holterman is helping aid in the fight for type 2 diabetes. He has been practicing medicine for almost 30 years and is a well-known pediatric surgeon. He has committed much of his studies and interests to helping young children who suffer from diabetes. He works continuously around the clock to find a cure for chronic health conditions like diabetes. The ADA recently announced that they will be teaming up with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to analyze the alarmingly increasing rate of type 2 diabetes that occurs in children and adolescents. Camp PowerUp is a program that was created by the two organizations to help present evidence to their patients in hopes of increasing awareness and education. Camp PowerUp promotes physical activities and educates them on how to make healthier meal choices. The program is catered to focus on 8 – 16 years of age. With the experience they will be offering to the young candidates, they believe they will be able to help those who are diagnosed as well as those who may be at risk.
Dr. Holterman graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1988 and has been practicing for approximately 29 years. He currently resides in Maywood, Illinois, where he works at Loyola University Medical Center. Prior to attending medical school, he attended Yale University. He graduated from Yale with his degree in biology and then went on to get his Ph.D. and his MD (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/physicians/profile/2358/mark-j-holterman-md-phd/). Aside from his experience with diabetes and as a pediatric surgeon, he also utilizes his skills to research ways to utilize patient-generated stem cells that could potentially help with those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. His years of experience and expertise have proven him to be one of the most successful physicians in the Illinois area (Doctors.HealthGrove).