In an effort to inform and engage the public in learning more about Type 1 diabetes and how to avoid Type 2 diabetes, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and the Town of Needham Department of Public Health are collaborating on Diabetes Day.
Several physicians including cardiologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, a pediatrician plus nutritionists from the JoslinDiabetes Center at BID-Needham will be on hand to discuss living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and what you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes beginning in childhood.
There will be free glucose testing, depression screening, informal and formal discussions with physicians, interactive educational games plus a chance to win an iPOD Touch.
Presentations and Ask the Doctors
12:30-1 p.m. Diabetes and Your Feet with John Giurini, MD
1:30-2 p.m. Seven Steps to Heart Health with Meghan York, MD of the Cardiovascular Institute-Needham
1-2:30 p.m. Managing Diabetes in School with Alan Stern, MD
A team from the Joslin Diabetes Center at BID-Needham will be available to answer your questions.