Marc Blatstein went to George Washington University, receiving his BA in Psychology. With college being so expensive, he decided he needed to work on the side to help off set the costs. Marc Blatstein then decided he would attend Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Here at Ohio College, he concentrated his studies on medical training, receiving a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree. Like George Washington University, he was also employed while receiving his education from Ohio College. Marc Blatstein had a surgical residency in Podiatric Medicine, followed by a practitioner career that has spanned more than 22 years. While practicing podiatry, he has offered 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 with diabetic patients for the last 20 years and has developed an increased interest in how to restrain diabetic foot complications, of which include infection, foot ulceration and amputation. At this current time of Marc Blatstein’s career he 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. Marc’s desired goal is to develop a highly involved protocols that help prevent diabetic complications and mediate when a difficult situation arrises.
Diabetes in China
Marc Blatstein is especially 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 diabets and wants to help those who are being affected. He feels that a majority of health care providers 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 amputation down the line, an option Marc Blatstein would like to prevent at all costs.