Emory Eastside Recognizes Diabetes Alert Day

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February 16, 2010

The Emory Eastside Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy Center received recognition from the American Diabetes Association as a Certified Diabetes Education Program in 2001. The Center is recertified by the National Certification Board of the American Diabetes Association every three years. The Diabetes Center follows the National Standards for Diabetes Education established by the American Diabetes Association.

The Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy Center staff include: Pat Lincoln, RN, CDE, Program Coordinator; Gloria Ochoa-Andia, RD, CDE Dietitian; Sonia Benel, RN,CDE Educator; Morel Ann Klatka, RN, CDE Educator; and Abosede Oshinubi, RD, Dietitian

The Diabetes Center will be providing free blood sugar screenings at Emory Eastside Medical Center Classrooms 1 and 2 on March 18th from 8am-10am. The Diabetes Risk Test will be also be available for individuals to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. This is being provided as a free service to the community in recognition of Diabetes Alert Day.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States. An additional 57 million, or one in five Americans have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is named the “silent killer” because nearly one-fourth of those with the disease-5.7 million-do not know they have it. Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. Join the Stop Diabetes movement by taking the Diabetes Risk Test.

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