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Holistic Approach to Diabetes Topic of Program

Editors: For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Nikki Andrews at 715-836-5606 or andrewns@uwec.edu.

RELEASED: April 2, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — A holistic approach to the prevention, care and management of diabetes is the topic of an upcoming University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education program.

The program, "Discover the Person Behind the Diabetes," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. May 13 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire.

The program is designed for dieticians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physicians, optometrists, athletic trainers and others who work with people with diabetes or who are at risk of having diabetes. It will address how a person's life circumstances affect how they cope with and manage their diabetes risk, factors that influence diabetes management, successful interaction with the person behind the symptoms, factors that contribute to successful diabetes self-management, diabetes resources for families and communities, and strategies to improve outcomes.

Kate Glasenapp, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, will be the morning keynote speaker. She is an adult nurse practitioner dedicated to helping people affected by diabetes, is board certified in advanced diabetes management and is a certified diabetes educator.

The afternoon keynote speaker is Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW. He is a manager of diabetes counseling and training, global strategic affairs, at LifeScan Inc, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. A healthcare professional, he has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years.

The $99 cost includes lunch, materials, instruction, contact hours and CEUs.

To register, receive program information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), e-mail ce@uwec.edu or visit their Web site.

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