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UPMC Hospitals Offer Diabetes Awareness Day Activities

WHAT: Residents in Blair and Bedford counties are invited to hear experts on diabetes management, obtain blood and wellness screenings, attend healthy cooking demonstrations and more for Diabetes Awareness Day at UPMC Bedford Memorial and UPMC Altoona.

WHERE: UPMC Bedford Memorial, 10455 Lincoln Highway, Everett; Cafeteria

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12

For more information, call 814-624-4315 or visit UPMCBedfordMemorial.com.

Highlights include: Blood screenings, foot and eye exams, “Ask the Specialist” sessions with certified diabetes educator, exercise physiologist and nutritionist.

9 a.m., “Diabetes Together,” presented by A1C Champion

10 a.m., “Cooking demonstration” by UPMC registered dietitian Sana Dicey, R.D.M.

Multiphasic blood screening includes a series of 28 tests, including cholesterol and triglycerides, and costs $25. Additional tests and fees:
  • Urinalysis: $3 (optional)
  • HbA1c: $5 (optional)
  • TSH: $5 (optional)
  • PSA: $10 (optional)
WHERE: UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., G Building on hospital campus, Multipurpose Rooms 1 and 2

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12

No fee. Lunch provided. Registration required. Call 814-889-2630 or 1-888-313-4665.

If you have diabetes, are at-risk for developing diabetes or care for someone who has diabetes, come learn more about managing diabetes and living a healthy life.

This fair will include:
  • Speakers on managing diabetes
  • Foot care for diabetics
  • Nutrition and diabetes and a cooking demonstration
  • Foot screenings by Altoona Family Physicians
  • Osteoporosis, balance and blood pressure screenings
  • Information on:
    • Sleep
    • Wound care
    • Vascular effects of diabetes
    Diabetes equipment and supply vendors will be on site
To cover either of these events, prearrangements must be made by contacting Patt Keith at 814-889-2622 or KeithPS@upmc.edu.

About UPMC

A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. It provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical and behavioral health services insurer in western Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com

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