March 10, 2011
CTMC Continues Fight Against Diabetes With "Diabetes Alert Day"
SAN MARCOS, TX – More than 25 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. In Hays County, the problem is real and worsening. If current trends continue, one out of every three children will face a future with diabetes. That is why Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living is calling attention to this disease in our community with its second annual “Diabetes Alert Day” event. CTMC will host a free community diabetes education event on Friday, March 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom.
The event will provide information on lifestyle initiatives for those dealing with diabetes. Free blood glucose screenings and one-on-one counseling will be provided by Mario Torres, CTMC Diabetes Educator, between 7 and 10 a.m. and presentations, including a diabetes overview, nutrition and diabetes and a home exercise demonstration will begin at 10:30 a.m.
“Patient success stories from the past few years heralding the effectiveness of our diabetes programs have helped demonstrate that through education and regular screenings from medical professionals, diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent bad outcomes, “ said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR & Marketing. “Diabetes Alert Day is another good opportunity for everyone to receive important free screenings and information that are key components to learning more about the disease.”
The community is invited to attend Diabetes Alert Day for free. If you would like to attend, or need more information, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818.