The basics of diabetes is the topic of free SecureCare seminar April 10 in Tyler

Thursday, April 5, 2007

It’s possible to live well with diabetes, if you know the basics.

Medical professionals at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will help you understand the ins and outs of this chronic disease at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

“Diabetes Basics” will be presented by Gerry Brown, a physician assistant in UTHSCT’s Center for Diabetes Care, and UTHSCT Outpatient Dietitian Karla Wallace, who is also part of the Center for Diabetes Care.

They will discuss what diabetes is, the diabetic foot, the complications of diabetes, knowing your blood sugar numbers, and diabetes and your diet.

Attendees are asked to bring their glucometers for a free evaluation. In addition, booths will offer information about diabetes and tips on how people with diabetes can improve their quality of life.

Free glucose screenings and diabetic foot evaluations also will be available by reservation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call (903) 877-5122.

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