Come one, come all! This Saturday, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center is offering a bevy of activities and information for World Diabetes Day.
What: U of M Diabetes Health Fair, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
When: Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk (by Briarwood Mall)
Why: Get informed! Diabetes is a serious condition, and the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 7 million Americans have undiagnosed diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes. The good news is that the most common form of diabetes (type 2) – if caught early – can be reversed through lifestyle modifications. Knowledge is truly power in this case!
At the fair, free screenings will be offered for:
* Blood sugar and A1c
* Blood pressure
* Cholesterol (LDL and total, non-fasting)
* Kidney disease (urine screenings)
* Foot problems (people with diabetes only)
* Obesity risk
* Diabetic retinopathy (eye exams for people with diabetes)
There will be three panels featuring expert discussion on:
* Exercise as Medicine: Preventing and managing chronic disease with exercise (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
* Diabetes Distress: Is your diabetes stressing you out? (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
* Protein 101: Beyond Carbohydrates (Noon-12:45 p.m.)
UMHS staff will also be on hand with the most up-to-date information on diabetes prevention and treatment. AND there’ll be door prizes!
Read the full announcement from U of M Health here.
This event is part of national Diabetes Awareness Month.