November 01, 2010
CTMC Hosts 2nd Annual Diabetes Dialogue Day
SAN MARCOS, TX – November is American Diabetes Month and Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) Institute for Healthy Living is again helping people manage diabetes with its 2nd annual Diabetes Dialogue Day. The half-day event of cooking demonstrations, screenings and educational lectures will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom.
Attendees will be treated to blood sugar screenings, a healthy cooking demo by CTMC registered dietitians, a body composition screening, door prizes and a complimentary lunch. CTMC physicians who will speak about diabetes management and prevention include: Hector Castro, M.D., Endocrinologist; Patrick Kimbrell, M.D., Certified Wound Specialist; B.J. Friedman, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Professor of Nutrition and Foods; and Faisal Syed, M.D., Cardiologist.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 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.
“It is important for diabetics to understand this disease can be controlled through education and regular screenings from medical professionals, “ said Mario Torres, CTMC Diabetes Educator. “Diabetes Dialogue Day is an opportunity for diabetics to receive important screenings and information that are key components to managing the disease.”
The community is invited to attend Diabetes Dialogue Day for free. For more information or to register, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818 or visit www.ctmc.org and click on “Classes and Events.”