If there were ever an opportunity to learn more about diabetes, January 19th 2008 is it.  The American Diabetes Association is putting on Diabetes University – a one-day event being held at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Armstrong Center.  It is an opportunity to educate attendees on everything about diabetes, from research to how to control the disease.
Paula Kreissler, the Leadership Council Chair for the Savannah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association says she is looking forward to Diabetes University.  Not just because she is playing a large role in planning the event, but also because of how much it benefits the community.
“Diabetes is a disease that is manageable, but the key is education,” Kreissler says.
“And education for everyone.  It’s important for friends and family of those with diabetes to understand it as well, and this event is the perfect chance for them to do just that.”
Diabetes is America’s fastest growing disease, affecting 21 million children and adults in the United States.
There are many organizations pulling together to make Diabetes University possible, including Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc., the business of which Kreissler is president.
There are 16 sessions planned for the January event, including seminars on exercise and diet.  Plus, there will be lectures from local physicians and diabetes experts.  Exhibitor areas with a wealth of information will be there, along with Georgia State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will be the keynote speaker.  
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.  For more information on Diabetes University, log on to www.diabetes.org or call 912-353-8110.
Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. is located at 815 East 68th Street, Suite 2 in Savannah. The second location at 1000 Towne Center Blvd in Pooler opened in July.  The purpose of the clinic is to heal chronic and acute non-healing wounds utilizing electrical stimulation, ultrasound and standard therapies.   To learn more, call (912) 691-2614 or 998-0040 or log on at www.woundcareclinic.net.

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