Montgomery College to Host ‘Diabetes University’ on March 2 Free Program for People with Diabetes, Family Members, Caregivers, Educators

Montgomery College will host a free, half-day “Diabetes University” on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The program is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators.

This is the 12th year that the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College has hosted Diabetes University for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, a charity that supports diabetes research and offers free public education about the holistic management of diabetes, including diet and activity.

Admission to Diabetes University is open to the public but registration is required. To register and to get directions to the conference, visit www.diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520. This year’s Diabetes University features the following presentations:

“Beneficial Effects of Cinnamon on Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease” by Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Lead Scientist, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

“Short Chain Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil and Ketogenic Diets –Food for Thought” by Beverly B. Teter, PhD, FACN., CNS, University of Maryland

“The Importance of Vitamin D in Diabetes: The State of the Science and Practice” by Ryan R. Bradley, ND, MPH, director, Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness, Bastyr University, Seattle, Wa.

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