BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Protection (IHP), in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, the makers of ACCU-CHEK® products and services, and Jefferson State Community College, will host a free community diabetes program at JSCC's Shelby-Hoover campus this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for the event, please call (917) 210-2466 or e-mail JianiY@IHPonline.net .
The program will focus on education, prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes. Highlights of the day's event include free diabetes and health screenings, healthcare specialist consultations and a complimentary lunch for all program participants. A panel of prominent local healthcare providers and community leaders, including Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, will be presenting valuable and relevant educational information as well as leading an interactive Q&A session for participants.What:Free Diabetes Health and Screening ProgramWho:Institute for Health ProtectionRoche Diabetes CareJefferson State Community CollegeAlabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkinVarious health and community leadersWhen:Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010Time:9 a.m.-2 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)Where:Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover Campus 4600 Valleydale RoadBirmingham, Ala. 35242This event in Birmingham is part of a series of programs focusing on diabetes awareness and prevention that IHP and Roche Diabetes Care have been conducting nation-wide. The overall goal for these programs is to provide educational information for those at-risk for developing diabetes as well as those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
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