Milt Bedingfield, MA, CDE
I am a native of Tampa, Florida, earned my BA in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1980 and an MA in Exercise Physiology in 1988. I began my career as a diabetes educator in 1993 at University Community Hospital in Tampa, and in 1995 became a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Over the 15 plus years I have been a diabetes educator, I have taught hospitalized patients, individually, as well as outpatients in the classroom setting. From 2000 to 2006, I supervised an outpatient exercise facility designed specifically and exclusively for people with diabetes.
During that time, I was fortunate to observe, firsthand, the incredible results patients achieved after exercising for just a few short months.
After seeing the amazing transformations in patients’ overall health, particularly as it pertained to their diabetes, I was motivated to get the word out as to just how effective exercise is at improving the lives of patients with diabetes. For many years I have felt that exercise is understated as a means of diabetes management, when in fact, it just may be the single most effective means of controlling the disease. This was the motivation that led me to write my book Prescription for Type 2 Diabetes: Exercise.