UW-Superior Center for continuing education presents conference on preventing, managing and treating diabetes
UW-Superior’s Center for continuing education presents the 11th Annual Northwoods Diabetes Update Conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 6, at Reuland’s Catering/Conference Center, 630 Chippewa Street in Minocqua.
The conference is intended for healthcare professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend sessions beginning at 1 p.m. at no charge.
“The statistics on the increasing incidence of diabetes in the U.S. are staggering” Esther Gieschen, program manager with UW-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education, said. “According to estimates from the American Diabetes Association’s, if present trends continue one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. Those numbers are significantly higher among some groups, including Native Americans and African Americans.”
During the morning sessions, professionals will learn about new and better options for treatment, recent research about diabetes and hearing loss, and proven prevention programs they can offer patients. During the afternoon sessions, professionals and community members will learn about ethnic differences in risks and outcomes and the impact on Native Americans, revised nutrition recommendations, and new evidence-based programs for diabetes self-management.
Afternoon sessions are for professionals and free to community members and include:
-Why Native Americans/Alaskan Natives Are at Increased Risk for Developing Diabetes: Therapeutic Options to Address Unmet Needs with Sherry Ashby, RN, CDE, Peter Christenson Health.
-Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults with Diabetes: The 2014 American Diabetes Association Guidelines with Hope Williams, RD, Peter Christenson Health.
-Change Lives and Create Healthier Communities through Healthy Living with Diabetes with Sherri Ohly, Special Project Coordinator, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging and Zona Wick, RN, BSN, MS, Director/Health Officer, Iron County Health Department.
Fees for professionals range from $100 to $110; preregistration is required. A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the price. Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.
Members of the general public are also asked to preregister, though there is no fee to attend. Check-in for general public is 12:30 to 1 p.m.
To register or receive additional information, visit www.uwsuper.edu/health or call 800-370-9882.