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Eighth annual Winning with Diabetes conference set for July 18

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (July 6, 2009)   —   Information sessions, displays and eye, foot, blood pressure and other screenings will highlight the eighth annual Winning with Diabetes conference Saturday, July 18, in the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University.

The event will be held 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. and is designed for people with diabetes, their families and friends. Registration is $25 per person and $20 per additional family member. To register, call Jane Boardman in the ECU College of Nursing at 252-744-6504. Register early; space is limited.

ECU medicine, nursing and nutrition faculty, and staff from the Pitt County Health Department and ViQuest Center, will offer instruction on a variety of topics.

Displays will allow participants to see and learn about the newest and best products for diabetes care. Eye, foot, blood pressure, kidney, vascular and cholesterol screenings will be offered, along with information sessions and activities including an “ask the experts” session with diabetes educators and pharmacists.

The program is made possible by a Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation grant and is facilitated by the ECU College of Nursing in collaboration with the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina.


Contact: Crystal Baity | 252-744-3764