News Release

March 23, 2010

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352
e-mail: kaminski@nso.uchc.edu

A Diabetes Dialogue

Free Discovery Series April 13 at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Whether you are at risk with a family history of diabetes, newly diagnosed, or have been coping with diabetes for years, itís always a good idea to become more informed. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to control your blood sugars and live a healthier life. The University of Connecticut Health Centerís Discovery Series will present a program on the topic of diabetes, Tuesday, April 13.

The program is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232 or register online at http://discoveryseries.uchc.edu.

Experts from the UConn Health Centerís Diabetes Education Program will present information about risk factors and diabetes prevention strategies, the newest diabetes information and technologies, and how to manage your diabetes. The program will feature an ďask the expertsĒ session.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States. An additional 57 million, or one in five Americans, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

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