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Release: Nov. 1, 2000

Public invited to seminar on diabetes

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care experts Robert Spanheimer, M.D., and Greg Doelle, M.D., will present "Fighting The Diabetes Epidemic" Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Conference Center, Coralville.

The statistics regarding diabetes are a harbinger of things to come:

-- More than one-fourth of American adults report little or no physical activity.

-- 18 percent of Americans are 30 or more pounds overweight.

-- Type-2 Diabetes has increased in all major ethnic groups.

-- 16 million Americans have diabetes and half don't know it.

Research, new therapies and early detection are the hope for the future. Find out how type-2 diabetes can be controlled and even prevented. This presentation will include a general overview of diabetes and the treatments available to help fight the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Spanheimer is an associate professor in Internal Medicine with UI Health Care.

Doelle is an associate professor in Internal Medicine - Endocrine with UI Health Care.

This community presentation is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health Care.

Pre-registration is encouraged for this free program. For more information, or to register, call 384-8442 or 800-777-8442.

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