Learn how to better manage your diabetes at free Jan. 19 seminar in Overton sponsored by UT Health Science Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

OVERTON – Are you at high risk for developing diabetes? Do you have diabetes and feel that it is controlling your life? What are the complications of diabetes and what can you do to avoid them?

You can find answers to these and other questions at “Diabetes: What You Need to Know” a free seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Overton Community Center, 505 S. Meadowbrook.

The free health education seminar is sponsored by Leo Holm, MD, of UT Physicians of Overton and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. UTP is a physician practice associated with UTHSCT.

David Shafer, MD, at UTHSCT’s Center for Diabetes Care, and Erin Langewisch, MS, a registered and licensed dietitian, will describe the difference between diabetes and pre-diabetes, outline how to cope with complications of diabetes, and explain how you can use your diet to help control diabetes.

Free glucose and blood pressure screenings will be offered from 9:15 a.m. until 10 a.m., before Dr. Shafer’s presentation begins.

The health education seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (903) 877-7147.

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. For more information, visit www.uthct.edu.

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