News Release

February 28, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Keeping Diabetes at Bay

Discovery Series Free Lecture on March 11

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. Nearly 21 million people in the United States—seven percent of the population—suffer from the serious, lifelong condition. Controlling diabetes through healthy lifestyle habits will be discussed during a free lecture on Tuesday, March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Keller Auditorium.

Speakers for the Discovery Series “Keeping Diabetes at Bay” will be members of the UConn Health Center Diabetes Education Program: Deborah Downes, registered dietitian; Jean Kostak, diabetes educator; Dr. Carl Malchoff, endocrinologist; and Richard Duclos, executive chef. The topics that will be discussed include:

  • Pre-diabetes and whether you are at risk
  • Tips for healthy and tasty meals featuring a cooking demonstration
  • The latest information on prevention, treatment and management

The Discovery Series is free and will be held on Tuesday, March 11 (Snow date: March 13), at 7 p.m. in the Health Center’s Keller Auditorium. Registration is required. Please call 800-535-6232 or email

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