Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

Medical and Military… now that is an idea.

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Bruce Haden speaks at TED2015 - Truth and Dare, TED University. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED Bruce Haden speaks at TED2015 – Truth and Dare, TED University. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Audience members give talks during a session of TED University. From Ebola to better businesses, from diabetes to disasters, the talks took on big topics:

A type-A response to Type 2 diabetes. Kicking off the session, Laurie Coots shares her personal story of how she beat Type 2 diabetes and regained control over her health. For Coots, a type-A global executive with a fast-paced lifestyle, managing her diabetes was not an option — she wanted to beat it. Over a five-year journey, Coots realized that she had to imagine her future healthy self and live that live in the present. She broke down her journey into little battles and came up with strategies to win them. Using tricks like eating with smaller plates, or eating everything (even a Snickers bar) with a fork and knife, Coots got…

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