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Date: February 1, 2006
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

Montgomery College to Host ‘Diabetes University’ on March 19
Free Conference for People with Diabetes, Family Members, Caregivers, Educators

Montgomery College will host a free, half-day “Diabetes University” on Sunday, March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus. The conference is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators.

Topics and speakers include:
• “Amazon Food Pharmacy: Essential Herbs for Diabetes,” by James A. Duke, Ph.D.  Dr. Duke is the author of the bestseller “The Green Pharmacy.”
• “Complementary Medicine in Diabetes: The Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Treatment and Prevention,” by Ryan Bradley, N.D.  Bradley is a diabetes researcher at Bastyr University.
• “Sleep Apnea and the Diabetes Connection,” by Stanley T. Dorrow, D.D.S.  Dr. Dorrow is in private practice in Bethesda, Md. 

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required.  A snack break with healthy food samples will be provided.  Parking is available in the College’s south parking lot.  Diabetes University is sponsored by the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College, and the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation.

To register and to get directions to the conference, visit www.diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520.  For more information about the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College, visit 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/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md.  The College serves more than 55,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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