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Fall Diabetes Community Update provides participants with latest in diabetes medications and management information — with some added motivation.
September 28th, 2017

Sherri Casson has had diabetes for more than 55 years, and she learns more about her condition and how to manage it every year.

“There is always new information coming out you’ll learn about, or sometimes, someone says something just a bit differently and it clicks,” said Casson, a 64-year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8.

As she does every year, Casson is planning to attend the annual Fall Diabetes Community Update on Nov. 11 in Fort Collins because she always learns something new there.

WHAT: UCHealth Diabetes Community Update

WHEN: 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 11. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE:  UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S. Lemay Ave., in Café F of the cafeteria.

The event costs $15, and each person with diabetes may bring a support person. Walk-ins are welcome but registration, which started Oct. 3, is preferred. To register, call 970.495.8777 .

At the event, experts share the most recent research and information to help people with diabetes take control of their condition.

It runs from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S. Lemay Ave., in Café F. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Holly Wyatt, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and is currently a physician and clinical researcher at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and runs the Metabolism and Obesity Clinic on campus.

“We are really excited to have Holly as she is a wonderful speaker and a huge deal in the diabetes world,” said registered nurse Susan Stauffer with UCHealth Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy in northern Colorado. “She loves to speak about motivation and working on weight loss and diabetes management.”

Pharmacist Dr. Chad Martell is a young and enthusiastic professor at Regis University who will discuss, “Good and Plenty: An overview of diabetes medication.”

“His talk will give people a firm grasp of all the potential diabetes medications they can choose from,” Stauffer said. “It is always such a maze trying to figure out what medications one might want to try. Dr. Martell is engaging, informative and has a fun sense of humor. I think people will feel much more confident as they approach their doctors with questions about medications after listening to him speak.”

This year’s expert panel includes endocrinologist Dr. Gregory Hughes, nephrologist Dr. Kevin Muelkin and registered dietitian Linda Schoon. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions during the panel session, Stauffer said.

The event costs $15, and each person with diabetes may bring a support person. Walk-ins are welcome but registration, which started Oct. 3, is preferred. To register, call 970.495.8777 .

The Community Update event is just one of the services offered through UCHealth Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy in northern Colorado to help children and adults learn how to manage diabetes and prevent complications. They also offer small group classes, one-on-one counseling, blood glucose testing and training, meal-planning assistance, medical nutrition therapy, insulin pump training, and 7- and 14-day continuous glucose monitoring.