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World Diabetes Day 2015

World Diabetes Day, observed every year on November 14, is part of a year-long campaign to reflect upon the realities of people living with diabetes. On November 13, Upstate AHEC, in collaboration with the Greenville Health System Diabetes Education Department, will sponsor the 2015 World Diabetes Day Conference.  The conference will be held in the Robert Coleman Medical Staff Auditorium at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM.

Physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, certified health education specialists, health educators, mental health professionals, social workers, licensed professional counselors and therapists, and interested others are invited to attend.  Participants will learn skills to help people with diabetes overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with the disease.   This unique World Diabetes Day will focus on a holistic approach to diabetes management by educating and rejuvenating the attendees with fun, healthy activities to enhance their daily lifestyles.

Topics presented will include Getting Things Done, Thriving with Diabetes: Yoga Strategies for Positive Living, Diabetes and Exercise, and Dancing’s Role in Diabetes Prevention and Management.  Faculty include Kaye Martin Mahon, MHSA; Rebecca E. Caudill, ERYT-500, NCCAOM Dipl. ABT, LMT;  Cory D. Eck, MCN, RD, LD, CDE; and Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE.

If you would like more information about the conference or have questions, please contact Bennie Pettit at bpettit@upstateahec.org  or 864-349-1162.

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