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Diabetes Symposium -- September 29, 2012
Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center & Legacy Theatre
Passavant Hospital Foundation’s Extending the Care ETC outreach program and UPMC Passavant Diabetes Education program have partnered to bring diabetes education to our communities.
Over 360 community members attended this second Diabetes educational event presented by the Passavant Hospital Foundation in conjuction with the UPMC Passavant Diabetes Center. The day's programming featured Seminars, free Screenings, a "Doctor is In" table for one-on-one discussions and many topic-related Exhibitors.
These seminars from the Diabetes Symposium, will be available to view shortly:
Raising Awareness of Diabetes Care, Kendall Simmons, Retired NFL Guard
Eye Complications of Diabetes, Leanne Labriola, DO
Your Kidneys and Diabetes, Nimish Naik, MD
How Does Food Impact Diabetes?
Treatment of Diabetes While You're in the Hospital
Ask the Endocrinologist
The slide presentations are linked below for review:
Eye Complications and Diabetes--coming soon
Your Kidneys and Diabetes--coming soon
Seminar topics included circulatory issues, insulin education, and more. Workshops and informational resources were provided to help individuals and their families better manage diabetes through understanding blood glucose, proper nutrition, and regular exercise. The popular, “The Doctor is In” booth, provided the community opportunities to meet one-on-one with a physician to ask their questions.
The Diabetes Symposium brought it all together in one place and on one day, physicians and health care clinicians who are experts in explaining the many complications associated with diabetes, including vision problems, circulatory issues and more. For one day, the Symposium offered a powerhouse of knowledge to the community. Attendees listened as the experts shared their knowledge and provided a well-rounded approach to diabetes education and self-care.
Attendees were able to take advantage of such things as free screenings, foot sensory checks, blood pressure, glucose screenings, and much more.
The Diabetes Symposium was free of charge and open to the community. One of the registrants commented that this event was a great opportunity for her to “Bring my questions, learn new recipes and get the encouragement I need to make positive changes in my life.”