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English, Spanish Seminar Cover Diabetes Epidemic

March 26, 2010 – About 23 million Americans have diabetes. About six million of those people are undiagnosed, according to www.diabetes.org.

Collin College wants to educate the public about diabetes with two Diabetic Education Days, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2200 W. University Drive, in McKinney.

A second Diabetic Education Day will be presented in Spanish from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center.

The events are free and open to the public.

Attendees will learn what diabetes entails, facts about diabetic diets, tips on dining out and managing glucose levels. Also, learn about diabetes and exercise, reading food labels and preventing complications.

Diabetic Education Day is sponsored by Collin College Nursing Department, Texas Agrilife Extension Service, and Children and Community Health Center in McKinney.

Onsite registration is available both days starting at 8:30 a.m.

Pre-register for the English-speaking event by e-mailing c-brazeal@tamu.edu. For the Spanish-speaking event, e-mail sandy@cchc.vim.org.

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