Free seminar on the basics of diabetes scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Gladewater

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

For Young at Heart special section, Longview News-Journal, Tuesday, Oct. 12:

GLADEWATER – Could you be at risk for developing diabetes? Do you know what to do if you or loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes? Is there a way to keep from developing diabetes?

For answers to these and other questions about this chronic disease, don’t miss “Diabetes: An American Epidemic,” a free seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Jeter Hall in the First United Methodist Church of Gladewater, 217 W. Quitman in Gladewater.

Wyn Andrews, MD, and Erin Langewisch, a certified diabetes educator and a registered and licensed dietitian, will explain what diabetes is, how to know if you have diabetes, how to treat it, and how to manage a diabetic diet.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Untreated diabetes can lead to kidney and heart failure, stroke, dental disease, blindness, and even death.

While 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year, one in four people with diabetes don’t know that they have it.

The free seminar is sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater. UTP is a physician practice associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. A light dinner will be provided at no charge.

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

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2009, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 80 competitive grants and contracts totaling $14.6 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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