October 24, 2014
CTMC to host 6th annual FREE Diabetes Dialogue Day
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Diabetes is emerging as a major health concern in Central Texas. Diabetes can cause problems with the blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, heart and more. ###
Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is again raising diabetes awareness and helping those with the disease and/or ones who love and care for them with its sixth annual Diabetes Dialogue Day. The event is free to the community and will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. Guests will be treated to a healthy lunch, screenings, information from local physicians and vendors, tote bags and door prizes.
Space is limited, so those interested in attending should reserve their spot by calling (512) 753-3818, or by visiting ctmc.org and clicking on “Classes and Events.”
The following screenings will be available at Diabetes Dialogue Day:
• Glucose checks and diabetes risk assessments
• Bioelectrical impendance analysis test
• Blood pressure check
• Sleep disorder risk assessment
• Diabetic foot screening
The following speakers are scheduled to give the following presenations:
Lauren Beller, RD/LD – Clinical Dietitian
Build a Better Breakfast
Dorota Malinowski, MD – Endocrinology
Basics of Diabetes
Erik Anderson, MD – Bariatric Surgeon
Weight Loss and Diabetes
A panel discussion will provide a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes. The panel will include:
• Anthony Cedrone, MD – Cardiology
• Ellen Grimm, MD – Nephrology
• B.J. Friedman, PhD, RD, LD – Nutrition
• Lisa L. Washington, RPh – Pharmacy
Additionally, a free glucose screening and diabetes risk assessment is available on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the CTMC Main Lobby. The next opportunity will take place on Nov. 6.
To learn more about this event or CTMC’s other diabetes programs and services, please call CTMC Diabetes Educator Mario Torres at (512) 753-3706.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.