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  • Date: March 11, 2005
    Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970

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    Montgomery College to Host 'Diabetes University'
    Free, Half-day Conference for People with Diabetes, Their Families,
    Caregivers, and Educators Set for April 17

    Montgomery College will host a free, half-day “Diabetes University” on Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. The conference is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators.

     

    Topics and speakers include:

    • “Recent Developments in Diabetes Treatment,” Helena W. Rodbard, MD, FACP, FACE. Dr. Rodbard specializes in endocrinology and diabetes.
    • “Foods and Nutrients that Reduce Inflammation,” Victoria Wood, MPH, RD, CNS. Wood specializes in diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and reproductive hormone cancers.
    • “The Real Story on Dietary Fats and Oils,” Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., FACN, CNS, LN. Enig is director of the nutritional sciences division at Enig Associates, Inc., and an international expert on the biochemistry of food and fat.

    "Diabetes University" is sponsored by the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College and the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation. Admission is free but you must register. To register and get directions to the conference, visit www.diabetesaction.org or call Pat DeVoe at 202-333-4520.  For more information about the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College, go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/mhc.

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    Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, Maryland, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

     

     

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