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Date: February 13, 2009
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

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Montgomery College to Host ‘Diabetes University’ on March 7
Free Program for People with Diabetes, Family Members, Caregivers, Educators

Montgomery College will host a free, half-day “Diabetes University” on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The program is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators.

Topics and speakers include:

• “Traditional Dietary Principals: For the Treatment of Diabetes,” by Sally Fallon Morell, MA. She is the president, of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of “Nourishing Traditions” and “Eat Fat, Lose Fat.”
• “Resistance Exercise: How to Lower Blood Glucose Levels,” by Chalid Ashry, Pharm. D. He is a healthcare manager and the owner, Storchen Apothecary in Reinhardshagen, Germany
• “Breast Cancer: Early Detection of Special Importance for Women with Diabetes,” by Bruce Rind, MD. He is with the National Integrative Health Associates

Diabetes University is sponsored by the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College and the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation. A snack break with healthy food samples will be provided to all program participants. Parking is available in the College’s south parking lot.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required. To register and to get directions to the conference, visit www.diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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