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Event to highlight latest on living with diabetes

For immediate release: Oct. 23, 2012

Kelly Tracer, 970.624.1211,

Event to highlight the latest information on living with diabetes

A quick look at diabetes

  • Almost 26 million Americans have diabetes. That’s 8.3 percent of the population.
  • An estimated 7,000 Americans with diabetes have not been diagnosed.
  • Diabetes is believed to have an influential role in many heart problems, strokes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.
  • One in every 400 children has diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Source: American Diabetes Association

Medical experts from throughout northern Colorado will be delivering the most recent research and information about diabetes management at the annual Fall Diabetes Community Update on Nov. 10.

The program will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes at University of Colorado Health, formerly Poudre Valley Health System.

Three sessions will allow participants to explore various aspects of diabetes.

  • Dealing with Diabetes by Dr. Daniel Bessessen.
  • From Couch Potato to Fit and Feeling Great by Meghan Willis.
  • An expert panel will feature Dr. Nathan Hunt, a podiatrist; Dr. David Schmidt, a physician from Associates in Family Medicine; and Dr. Kent Crews, an ophthalmologist.

The event costs $15, and each person with diabetes may bring a support person for free. Registration is required. To register, call 970.495.8205.

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