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  November 6, 2000

Type 2 Diabetes is Topic of Free Discovery Series Program Nov. 9

Type 2 diabetes will be the topic of the next Discovery Series Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium at the UConn Health Center.

Opening remarks will be given by Michael Grey, associate professor of medicine and associate dean for continuing education at the Health Center. Carole Mensing, clinical nurse specialist, UConn Internal Medicine Associates, will moderate.

The topics and speakers are as follows:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: An Overview - Eggils Bogdanovics, co-director of the Diabetes Program at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington;

  • Never Say Diet! - Patricia Froberg, registered dietician and nutritionist, UConn Health Center Complementary Medicine Program;

  • Stress: In the Body and in the Mind - Karen Steinberg, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry;

  • Research Update - Carl Malchoff, assistant professor, Department of Endocrinology;

  • Treatment Alternatives - Kamal Shoukri, assistant professor, Department of Endocrinology.

A panel discussion moderated by Malchoff will follow the presentations. In addition to the speakers, others on the panel include Emmanuel Javier, director of Bristol Hospital's Diabetes Program, Louise Butcher from the American Diabetes Association, and Lisa Jaser, UConn Health Center pharmacist.

Discovery Series programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is requested. To register, call UConnLink at (800) 535-6232 or (860) 679-7692.

The Discovery Series began in 1995 with educational programs held for seniors in Farmington and Plainville.

In 1996, the program was enhanced and brought to the Health Center. Topics were expanded to include medical information of value to the community at large.

Now in its fifth year, the Discovery Series has been very successful and is one of many ways the Health Center works to bring educational information and programs to Connecticut citizens. The public is invited to visit the Health Center's clinical website.