Marc Blatstein attended George Washington University where he received his BA in Psychology. With the cost of college at such a high price, he chose to work part time to help off set costs. After completing his Psychology degree, Marc would later attend Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where he concentrated on medical training, receiving a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree. Marc Blatstein had a surgical residency in Podiatric Medicine, followed by a practitioner career over a period of more than 22 years. His practice not only had podiatric care, but also physical therapy, in office surgical suites, and a shoe store that focuses on attractive, medically capable shoes for men, women and kids.
Marc Blatstein, Diabetes and Global Health
Marc Blatstein has worked extensively with diabetic patients for the more than 20 years and has developed an increased interest in how to deter diabetic foot complications, of which include infection, foot ulceration and amputation. At this current time of his career Marc Blatstein is committed in using his experience and knowledge that he has acquired over his career to help communities in creating and implementing educational/training programs for healthcare workers. His overall goal is to develop involved protocols that help prevent diabetic complications and mediate any difficult scenarios that may arise.
Diabetes in China
Marc Blatstein is particularly concerned about the global impact of diabetes in China. The country has an increase in diabetes in part by a population that eats more and doesn’t exercise as regularly. Currently there are more than 40 million people who are living with diabetes in China. Marc wants to acknowledge the global impact of diabetes to aid those who are being affected. He feels that a majority of health care providers in China are not properly educated in early identification of diabetes. This in turn keeps people from being diagnosed early on, which can result in many of those patients needing amputations down the line, an option that should be avoided whenever possible.