Program brings latest information to patients with diabetes

Program brings latest information to patients with diabetes

January 21, 2008

"Living Well With Diabetes," a free, four-hour symposium at the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center, will present the latest advances in prevention, management and treatment of diabetes.

From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, 2008, two physicians and a registered dietitian will talk about recent progress in understanding diabetes; new treatment technologies; preventing complications, including diabetic eye disease; and the best choices for healthy eating. A cooking demonstration and recipes by the chefs of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants will also be part of the program.

Scheduled speakers include:

"Advances in Prevention, Management and Treatment of Diabetes," presented by David Ehrmann, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of University of Chicago Clinical Research Center.

"Seeing is Believing: Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Eye Disease," presented by Michael A. Grassi, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual science, and director of the Krill Heritable Retinal Disease Clinic.

"The Savvy Diner: Health Choices on the Go," presented by Amy Hess-Fischl, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator for the Kovler Diabetes Center.

The program is free and open to all people living with diabetes. It will be held in the fourth floor atrium of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, 5758 S. Maryland Ave., on the University of Chicago Medical Center campus. Parking (with validation) in the main hospital parking garage is free for those who attend.

Registration is required. To register, call (773) 702-2371 or e-mail by Feb. 25.