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October 29, 2013
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Diabetes. There’s an app for that!

In recognition of World Diabetes Day, Upstate Medical University will host the 13th annual Central New York Diabetes Forum Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus, 4900 Broad Road, Syracuse. The event is co-sponsored by Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the American Diabetes Association. The event is free and open to the public with free on-site parking.

This year’s forum will focus on diabetes and technology, and brings together a number of caregivers from Upstate to discuss the disease and recent developments. Ruth Weinstock, M.D., Ph.D., a Distinguished Service Professor and medical director of Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center, will present “Diabetes and Technology,” at 6:10 p.m. Weinstock has more than 130 original research publications and has contributed to numerous state and national professional organizations.

From 7 to 8 p.m., special sessions will discuss “Diabetes and Phone Apps,” “Update on Insulin Pumps” and “Update on Blood Glucose Meters.”

A vendor fair opens the event from 5 to 6 p.m.

In addition to Weinstock, presenters from Upstate include Rachel L. Hopkins, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; Diana Stuber, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with the Joslin Diabetes Center; and Kate O’Brien, RN, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center in Syracuse opened in 1995 as the eleventh affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and the only one of its kind in upstate New York. It offers a multi-disciplinary team approach to effective diabetes management, education and research.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-464-8668.

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