News | Published November 4, 2011

Centre County will be Lit Blue on November 14

In recognition of November 14 as World Diabetes Day, Mount Nittany Medical Center, and a number of buildings in the State College area, will be lit blue following the tradition of buildings that will light the sky world-wide to bring recognition to diabetes—a disease that affects 1 in 3 adult Americans.

Lighting the night sky blue along with Mount Nittany Medical Center will be: Centre County Courthouse, Bryce Jordan Center, Corner Room and Allen Street Grill, Hoss’s, The Autoport, and Old Mud Church in Philipsburg. Residents can purchase blue lights at the Ace Hardware store to take part in the International World Diabetes Day.

Also, on November 14, a panel of experts will hold “A Conversation About Diabetes,” from 6-7:30 pm in the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, Entrance D, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 East Park Avenue, State College. Parking is behind the Medical Center in Lot D.

Facilitating the public discussion will be: Jan Ulbrecht, MD, medical director of Mount Nittany Diabetes Network; Albert Zoda, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist; Lori Kowalski, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, registered dietitian; Kristin Thelen, pharmacist; and Amy Leffard, RN, CDE, certified diabetes educator.