Bringing Diabetes Education to Our Communities
Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in Wellness
Whether you live with diabetes or someone you love does, Diabetes Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more. According to the American Diabetes Association:
- Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
- Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
Throughout November we’re hosting a number of unique educational events. Please find details below.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Join us Nov. 5 at our free event to learn about prediabetes and how changing your lifestyle and habits can reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Join us Nov. 12 for three free events in support of World Diabetes Day. Events include free screenings, an inspirational lecture by Lou Brock, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Type 2 diabetic, and a panel discussion of expert advice covering diet and fitness.
California Pacific Medical Center
To raise awareness about diabetes, California Pacific Medical Center will host an event on Nov. 13. Hear Ironman Jay Hewitt speak, watch a live cooking demo and get health tips from Karen Earle, M.D.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Join Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Diabetes Center and Ethnic Health Institute on Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center. You’ll learn how to reduce the risk of diabetes, participate in free screenings related to diabetes and learn how to live well with diabetes. Additionally, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player, Lou Brock, will meet with attendees and talk about his experience with managing diabetes. Kitchen on Fire Cooking School will provide a live cooking demo with delicious, health food samplings.
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