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5/2/2014 7:43:00 AM
General public invited to attend diabetes conference for free

UW-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education presents the 11th annual Northwoods Diabetes Update Conference Tuesday, May 6, at Reuland’s Catering/Conference Center in Minocqua.  

The session for professionals runs 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the session for the general public runs 1-4:30 p.m. 

“The statistics on the increasing incidence of diabetes in the U.S. are staggering” Esther Gieschen, program manager with the Center for Continuing Education, said. “According to the American Diabetes Association’s estimates, if present trends continue one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. Those numbers are significantly higher among some groups, including Native Americans and African Americans.

During the morning sessions, professionals will learn about new and better options for treatment, recent research about diabetes and hearing loss, and proven prevention programs they can offer their patients. 

During the afternoon sessions, professionals and community members will learn about ethnic differences in risks and outcomes and the impact on Native Americans, revised nutrition recommendations and new evidence-based programs for self-management.

Afternoon Sessions for Professionals and community members:

• Why Native Americans/Alaskan Natives are at increased risk for developing diabetes – therapeutic options to address unmet needs – presented by Sherry Ashby, RN, CDE, Peter Christenson Health.

• Nutrition therapy recommendations for the management of adults with diabetes, the 2014 American Diabetes Association guidelines – presented by Hope Williams, RD, Peter Christenson Health.

• Change lives, create healthier communities, through healthy living with diabetes – presented by Sherri Ohly, special project coordinator, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging; and Zona Wick, RN, BSN, MS, director/health officer, Iron County Health Department.

Members of the general public are asked to pre-register, though there is no fee.  

Check-in for general public is between 12:30-1 p.m.  

For more information or to register, visit www.uwsuper.edu/health or call 800-370-9882. 

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