Diabetes 101

Date: 03/26/2013

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Location: Garden Room Kirby Student Center (KSC)

Cost: Free



Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.
Increase your knowledge and awareness of prediabetes and learn about ways to actively engage in preventative behaviors like weight loss, physical activity and healthful eating.

-Learn about diabetes and have the chance to ask questions in an informal session.
-Learn about healthy eating/lifestyle including portion sizes and smart choices.
-Better understand health problems co-workers, family or friends may be facing.
-Discover new resources for health information.
-Enjoy an informative break in the workday.

Kristine Fasbender is a third year pharmacy student at UMD. She is interested in a career in hospital pharmacy and currently works at Essentia Health as a pharmacy intern. She is also currently the coordinator for Minnesota Pharmacist Student Alliance's Operation Diabetes. Operation Diabetes strives to provide education on diabetes and screenings for diabetes to the community.



  • Name: Rachel Gilbertson
  • E-mail: rmgilber@d.umn.edu
  • Phone: 218-726-6753
  • Sponsored by: Duluth-Health Coach/Wellness, Duluth-Human Resources

More information: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/spring2013/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Gilbertson, rmgilber@d.umn.edu, 218-726-6753..

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