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SCHEDULE - 2014 Diabetes Health Fair


9:00 am–1:00 p.m.: Michigan Room

Read more about Brandon Roux

 

 

9:30–10:15 am: Petit Ballroom

10:30–11:00 am: Petit Ballroom

READ ABOUT Margaret's triumph over type 2 diabetes!

 

11:15 am–12:00 pm: Petit Ballroom


 


PRESENTATIONS


robin nwankwo, mph, rd, cde9:30–10:15 am

"Nutrition: The Ins and Outs of Supplements"

  Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE

  ADA National Outstanding Educator in Diabetes (2012)


  Diabetes Educator and Researcher
     University of Michigan Medical School

In this presentation, Robin will review select popular supplements identified to lower blood glucose and discuss their benefits and cautions. Sure to be a popular topic with attendees!

As a diabetes educator and researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, Robin has been a key contributor in the development and implementation of empowerment-based educational research studies among urban African Americans. Her current work is a randomized, controlled, feasibility trial of church-based diabetes education and peer support.

Robin is known as an excellent educator as well as someone who cares about and inspires study participants. This was affirmed when in 2012 she received the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association. The national award is presented to a distinguished healthcare professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education.

As a registered dietitian, Robin specializes in eating disorders, adult weight management, and the nutritional needs of patients throughout the life span, so important in managing and preventing diabetes. Her innovative work benefits health professionals, people with diabetes, and those at risk for diabetes.

Robin has served in leadership positions with the American Diabetes Association at both the state and national levels, including the National Board and as chair of the Adult Strategies Committee. She is on the advisory board to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases subcommittee on Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases.

 

10:30–11:00 am

"My Diabetes": Patient Stories

Two patients, one with type 1 diabetes and one with type 2 diabetes, will share their journeys.

READ ABOUT Margaret's triumph over type 2 diabetes!

    

11:15 am–12:00 pm

"Ask the Experts": Panel Discussion

A range of questions written in advance by the audience will be answered by our panel of diabetes experts:

sacha uelmen rd cde  Dietitian and Diabetes
   Educator:

 Sacha Uelmen, RD, CDE
 Director, Adult Diabetes
    Education Program
 Division of Metabolism,
    Endocrinology &
    Diabetes

marti funnell Nurse and Diabetes
   Educator:


 Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

 Associate Research Scientist
 Department of Medical
    Education, University of
    Michigan Medical School
jacinta florek Clinical Social Worker:

 Jacinta Florek, MPH,
    MSW

 Clinical Social Worker
 Division of Pediatric
    Endocrinology

dawn dore-stites phd Clinical Psychologist:

 Dawn Dore-Stites, PhD

 Assistant Professor of
    Pediatrics
 C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

jennifer wyckoff md



Endocrinologist:


Jennifer Wyckoff, MD

 Assistant Professor of
    Internal Medicine
Division of Metabolism,
    Endocrinology &
    Diabetes

 


FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS

9:00 am–noon
First come, first served ~ as time and supplies permit


Questions:
Amy Garber
Marketing & Communications
U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center
734-763-0177, diabetes@umich.edu