Seventh annual Diabetes Forum this Saturday

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Plans are being finalized for the Seventh Annual Diabetes Forum to be held Nov. 5, at the East Side Church of God. This event will provide Swift Current and area with informational and educational day on Diabetes, which continues to see increased prevalence throughout Canada.

This annual event will feature a variety of guest speakers and presenters including Jim Magee, Director of the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative.  Magee has over 35 years of experience working with youth and sports, an ideal fit for this year’s theme that focuses on physical activity and goal setting.

“This is our seventh year planning and attending the Diabetes Forum and each year we look forward to learning something new and exciting. This year we are looking forward to learning more about new medications for diabetes management, physical activity and goal setting for change” said forum co-organizers Pete and Dorothy Quebec.

Any person with diabetes or who is interested in learning more about diabetes should plan to attend this forum. 

Diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to insulin. This causes glucose to accumulate in the blood and can lead to a variety of complications. Worldwide it is estimated that roughly 250 million people are affected by Diabetes with approximately seven million new people being diagnosed each year. Diabetes is a contributing factor in the deaths of more than 40,000 Canadians each year and is the fourth leading cause of death across the world.

To register for this event contact Pete or Dorothy at 778-6534. There will be a $10 registration fee for the event.

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