Diabetes Leadership Institute Returns to Forest Park on Aug 22

diabetesleadershipinstitutetFREE EDUCATION PROGRAM and LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
WELCOMES COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH DIABETES
 
Diabetes Leadership Institute Event is Scheduled
for Saturday August 22, 2009 in Forest Park
 
Adults with diabetes are invited to a hands-on program about taking control of their health… and helping others to do the same.  The 3-hr event will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2009, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse (Norman Probstein Center).  The program is free of charge and includes lunch.  Space is limited to approximately 40 so participants have opportunities to ask questions and receive personalized information. Reservations are required. Call Coco at 314-747-9533 today to make your reservation.  
 
Led by diabetes experts, the Diabetes Leadership Institute uses a small group session format to address diet, exercise, medications, how to talk with your health care provider, and ways to help others in the community living with diabetes.  Diabetes Leadership Institute presenter and assistant professor at Saint Louis University, Dr. Eric Armbrecht says, “The magic of the event seems to occur in the dialogue among participants and the invitation we give them to help others living with diabetes too.” 

“People with diabetes are not alone and they are one of the best resources to help others with diabetes as they can provide support and credible information,” says Dr. Garry Tobin, medical director of the Washington University Diabetes Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital. 
 
Presenters for the Saturday event include:
Joan McGinnis, RN, CDE (Director of Education, St. Louis Diabetes Coalition),
Denise Strehlow, RD, MPH, MSW (Manager of Health Improvement Services, Visiting Nurses Association),
Eric Armbrecht, PhD (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Management & Policy, Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research), and
Garry Tobin, MD (Medical Director, Washington University Diabetes Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology).
 
The Diabetes Leadership Institutewas created in 2008 by the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition to help build leadership skills and opportunities for people with diabetes to help themselves and others living with the disease.  The program is part of a broader goal for the St. Louis Coalition to reduce health disparities associated with diabetes. 
 
The event on Saturday, August 22, 2009 will be the third Diabetes Leadership Institute hosted by the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition in 2009.
 
To register or receive additional information, please contact:
 
Coco Bopp, MEd, CHES
314-747-9533
CBOPP@dom.wustl.edu

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