6th Annual U of M Diabetes Health Fair this Saturday!

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.

“Diabetes” 2004 The Noun Project collaboration under Public Domain

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.

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