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October 27, 2008

SIU Med School Sponsors Diabetes Education Night

A public education program designed for people with diabetes and their families will be presented in Springfield this November by the endocrinology division at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  It will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at the Dove Conference Center at the Prairie Heart Institute, 619 E. Mason St., Springfield.

The exhibits will open at 6 p.m. and include demonstrations of diabetic products.  The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. with four talks - “Nutrition and Diabetes,” “Know Your Numbers,” “Oral Medications” and Understanding Insulin.”        

The presenters include Kelly Powell, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; Brenda Michel, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, and Dr. Poornima Jayaramaiah and Dr. Jeff Kerr, both endocrinology fellows at SIU School of Medicine.

The program is free to the public.  Parking is available on the top level of the Mason Street parking ramp that is adjacent to Prairie Heart Institute.  For more information, call SIU School of Medicine at 545-8065 weekdays.

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