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The cost to attend is $25 - $75. Continuing education credit will be available.
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The summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for diabetes prevention, control, and management. National, state, and local experts will share innovative and best practice strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and empower patients and their families to live healthier lives.
Public health professionals, physicians, podiatrists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, health coaches, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes prevention program facilitators, diabetes self-management education coordinators, and third-party payers.
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar. When a person has diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin (type 1) or cannot properly use insulin (type 2). When the body does not have enough insulin or cannot use it properly, blood sugar builds.
People with diabetes can develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. High blood sugar, particularly when combined with high blood pressure and lipids, can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputations of the legs and feet, and even early death. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes. However, about nine in 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. For example, in Iowa, only 7.8 percent of individuals have been told by a doctor or healthcare provider that they have prediabetes or are borderline diabetic.
This yearly event highlights new diabetes prevention, management, and care innovations.
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