MannKind Corp. to sponsor TV series on tackling diabetes

By Signal Staff

Last update: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

MannKind Corp. will sponsor a new television series this summer on the effects of poorly managed diabetes and its impact on people with the disease.

“Reversed” will air on Discovery Life Channel. It was created and will be hosted by Charles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate.

“MannKind is continually seeking platforms to increase awareness around the challenges, opportunities and success people living with diabetes encounter on a daily basis,” said Michael Castagna, the company’s chief commercial officer, in a statement.

The show will follow the lives of individuals affected by diabetes and their struggle to change their diet, exercise and mindset about the disease. It will feature experts such as diabetes educators, endocrinologists, therapists, nutritionists, and trainers, as well as celebrity guests who are also living with diabetes, to help encourage the contestants.

Mattocks, a nephew of Bob Marley, said, “My uncle made an impact on the world through music and my vision is to impact health. ‘Reversed’ is about changing the behavior of those with diabetes.”

MannKind, the Valencia-based maker of Afrezza, an inhalable form of insulin, is working with Mattocks’ production company, Bella & Elle Media LLC.

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MannKind Corp. to sponsor TV series on tackling diabetes

Celebrity chef Charles Mattocks will host "Reversed," a new show on dealing with diabetes. Courtesy photo.

MannKind Corp. will sponsor a new television series this summer on the effects of poorly managed diabetes and its impact on people with the disease.

“Reversed” will air on Discovery Life Channel. It was created and will be hosted by Charles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate.

“MannKind is continually seeking platforms to increase awareness around the challenges, opportunities and success people living with diabetes encounter on a daily basis,” said Michael Castagna, the company’s chief commercial officer, in a statement.

The show will follow the lives of individuals affected by diabetes and their struggle to change their diet, exercise and mindset about the disease. It will feature experts such as diabetes educators, endocrinologists, therapists, nutritionists, and trainers, as well as celebrity guests who are also living with diabetes, to help encourage the contestants.

Mattocks, a nephew of Bob Marley, said, “My uncle made an impact on the world through music and my vision is to impact health. ‘Reversed’ is about changing the behavior of those with diabetes.”

MannKind, the Valencia-based maker of Afrezza, an inhalable form of insulin, is working with Mattocks’ production company, Bella & Elle Media LLC.

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  • Wilson

    Good TV. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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