Learn ‘The ABCs of Diabetes’ at a free seminar Friday, Aug. 21, in Gladewater

Monday, August 17, 2009

Could you be among the one in four people with diabetes who don’t know that they have it?

If so, you are at risk for serious complications such as kidney and heart failure.

Determine what your risk is by attending “The ABCs of Diabetes,” a free seminar to be held from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Gardens of Gladewater Community Building, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater.

Free blood sugar screenings and free foot exams begin at 10 a.m. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m.

According to the American Diabetes Association, untreated diabetes can cause chronic dental disease, blindness, kidney and heart failure, stroke, and even death.

Presenter Erin Langewisch, a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator, will describe what diabetes is, how to know if you have it, and how it is treated.

The free seminar is sponsored by Wyn Andrews, MD, and UT Physicians of Gladewater.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 845-4398.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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