Northern Colorado event will empower people with knowledge about diabetes

October 8th, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2018) –  Experts will be sharing the most recent research and information about diabetes management to help people with diabetes take control of their condition at the annual Fall Diabetes Community Update on Nov. 10.


What: UCHealth’s annual Fall Diabetes Community Update.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 10. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Where: UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins.

Cost: $15 for one person and guest.

Contact: To register or for more details, call 970.495.8777.

The half-day workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Café F conference room on the lower level of UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, 1024 S. Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

More than 30 million Americans – or 9.4 percent of the population – have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 figures. About 7.2 million of those people have not been diagnosed yet.

“Living well with diabetes can be a lot of work,” said Susan Stauffer, one of the workshop coordinators and registered nurse with UCHealth Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy. “We want to provide our community with the latest information and available tools that can make managing diabetes easier.”

This year’s workshop will feature a keynote presentation by David Green, PhD, called “Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt — Emotional Adjustment to Diabetes.”

Ophthalmologist Matthew Asano will present “Diabetes: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You.”

Senior Couple enjoying hike in the forest at the weekend

The workshop also will include an Ask the Experts panel discussion where attendees will have a chance to pose questions to an endocrinologist, a periodontist and a registered dietitian, Stauffer said.

The event costs $15, and each person with diabetes may bring a support person for free. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register or for more information, call 970.495.8777.

The Community Update event is just one of the services offered through the UCHealth Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy to help children and adults of all ages learn how to manage diabetes and prevent complications. The department also offers small group classes, one-on-one counseling, blood glucose testing and training, meal planning assistance, medical nutrition therapy, insulin pump training and training on continuous glucose monitoring systems.

About the author

Kelly Tracer is a media relations specialist at UCHealth, based in northern Colorado. For nearly 20 years, she worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer before diving into the world of health care communications.

She believes there is an amazing story inside everyone and considers it an honor to get to meet and work with so many extraordinary people – patients, families, providers, volunteers and staff – every day. She is also fascinated by health care innovation and programs that empower and inspire people and families to live healthier lives.

A native of Nebraska, Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She and her husband have two children and enjoy paddle boarding all summer and skiing all winter.