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Diabetes Discovery Day Set For November 9

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Published on 11/6/2007
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     Diabetes Discovery Day, a free annual event, sponsored by Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, will take place Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. It is a chance for anyone with diabetes and their families to learn more about how to manage this chronic disease. 
     Doctors, nurses and nutrition experts will talk about the latest research and treatment advances. Diabetes management products will be on display and diabetic supplies representatives will be on hand to answer questions.  Healthy snacks will be offered throughout the afternoon.
     "Anyone interested in learning and understanding more about Diabetes is encouraged to attend," said Virginia McClain, RN, Diabetes Discovery Day Coordinator.  "Early diagnosis and treatment are key to delaying or preventing long-term complications." 
     Some warning signs for Diabetes are excessive urination, abnormal thirst, unusual hunger, rapid weight loss, irritability, weakness, easy fatigue, nausea, drowsiness, itching, blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, being over weight and having a family history of diabetes.  If any of these symptoms occur, consult a doctor immediately.
     For more information click on the event schedule or call MCMC's Center for Mind & Body Medicine at 296-7202.