Winning despite diabetes is focus of UT Health Center seminar set for Aug. 20 at Traditions Restaurant in Tyler

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Center for Diabetes Care at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will hold a free “Diabetes Summer Seminar” from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Traditions Restaurant, 6205 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler.

David Shafer, MD, director of UTHSCT’s Center for Diabetes Care, and Regina Dick, a registered and licensed dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will present “Diabetes Jeopardy! How to Win at the Game.”

“We will discuss the latest nutritional and medical research that people with diabetes need to know to stay healthy. This includes simple dietary rules that help manage diabetes, what form of exercise has been proven to prevent diabetes, common errors that people make when testing their blood sugar, and why eating fiber is important for people with diabetes,” Dr. Shafer said.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that converts sugar, starches, and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is unknown, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play important roles in the development of the chronic disease.

Brunch will be provided by Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Seating is limited. Call (903) 877-5122 for reservations.

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