The month of November is American Diabetes Month and Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), 1301 Wonder World Drive, is marking it by presenting its first Diabetes Dialogue Day.
The half-day event features information, screenings and educational lectures presented by specialty physicians. It will take place next Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Classroom.
Attendees will receive blood sugar screenings and body composition screenings. They will also be treated to a healthy-cooking demo by CTMC registered dietitians, talks about prevention, tips, goody bags, a complimentary lunch and more.
The American Diabetes Association states that 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes. If current trends continue, one out of every three children will face a future with diabetes. The National Center for Health Statistics says diabetes is the only major disease besides Alzheimer’s with a death rate that continues to rise. Diabetes deaths have climbed 22 percent since 1990.
“It is extremely important that people with diabetes educate themselves about the disease and receive ongoing care and screenings from their team of medical professionals,” said Mario Torres, CTMC Diabetes Educator. “Diabetes Dialogue Day will be a great opportunity for individuals to receive such screening and information. However, it’s important that they continue to follow up with their doctors.”
The community is invited to attend Diabetes Dialogue Day for free, however, seating is limited. For more information or to register, call CTMC Wellness at (512) 753-3622 or visit ctmc.org and click “Classes and Events.”Email | Print