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January 12th, 2010
CTMC to hold diabetes dialog day

STAFF REPORT

As November is American Diabetes Month, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC’s) Institute for Healthy Living, 1301 Wonder World Drive, will host its second annual Diabetes Dialog Day Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

The half-day event will feature cooking demonstrations, diabetes screenings and educational lectures in the CTMC Community Classroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will be able to get blood sugar screenings and body composition tests at the event. CTMC registered dietitians will give a healthy cooking demo and attendees will be able to hear lectures from a variety of CTMC physicians.

The day also includes door prizes and a complementary lunch.

Physicians who will speak about diabetes management and prevention include endocrinologist Dr. Hector Castro, Certified Wound Specialist Dr. Patrick Kimbrell, Professor of Nutrition and Foods Dr. B.J. Friedman, and  cardiologist Dr. Faisal Syed.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes. If current trends continue, it is projected that one of every three children will face diabetes in his future.

“It is important for diabetics to understand this disease can be controlled through education and regular screenings from medical professionals,” said CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres. “Diabetes Dialogue Day is an opportunity for diabetics to receive important screenings and information that are key components to managing the disease.”

For more information on the event or to register, call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818 or visit www.ctmc.org and click on “Classes and Events.”

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