Diabetes Network News | Published October 4, 2010

Experts Offer Two Seminars about Diabetes at Mount Nittany Medical Center

To gear up for American Diabetes Month in November, the Family Medicine Seminar Series will hold two lectures on diabetes as part of its series of seminars. The lectures, scheduled for October 21, include “What is New in Diabetes Mellitus” with Ferrol Lee, MD, endocrinologist, Guthrie Clinic Ltd., Sayre, Pa., and “Implementing a Food Plan for Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes” with Lynn Parker Klees, MD, RD, CDE, LDN, instructor of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University.

The first seminar, “What is New in Diabetes Mellitus,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the role of obesity surgery in the treatment of type 2 mellitus, list implications of the ACCORD Study, discuss new diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes and identify the role of GLP-1 in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Immediately following at 7:30 p.m. the lecture, “Implementing a Food Plan for Pre-Diabetes and type 2 Diabetes,” will translate nutrition guidelines into practical, easy-to-implement strategies, analyze the plate management method, discuss simple methods for increasing vegetable and fruit intake and outline the steps to successful meal planning.

Each evening in the series will begin with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the first lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, located at entrance D. The series is open to a broad audience, including community members, students, local and regional family physicians, pediatricians, internists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
The next lecture, “A Role for Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine,” will be presented by Glen Aukerman, MD, director for the Division of Integrative Medicine Medical Director and professor of Center for Integrative Medicine professor at Ohio State University, on November 18.

As part of the Family Medicine Seminar Series, lecturers present monthly on a variety of health topics. The lecture series is held by Mount Nittany Medical Center in partnership with Penn State University. There is a nominal fee for attendance. To register or for more information on the series, please call 814.234.6738 or e-mail jbird@mountnittany.org.