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UCSD Physician Establishes Monthly Seminar Series To Educate Diabetics,
Their Families and the Community

March 22, 2000

Steven V. Edelman M.D., an associate professor of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine  and Veterans Affairs Medical Center is beginning a seminar series to educate and motivate people with diabetes and their loved ones.

Aside from being medically trained in treating diabetes, Dr. Edelman has been living with the disease for 30 years. His personal and professional experience with the disease led him to establish Taking Control of Your Diabetes in 1995, a non-profit organization dedicated to hosting educational and motivational conferences and health fairs related to diabetes. Dr. Edelman said both the people with diabetes and general community are in need of such a seminar series.

""It is my experience that people with diabetes, and their families, are thirsty to know more about our disease and, in these days of limited resources, we must become our own advocates in order to maintain the good health and quality of life we deserve," Dr. Edelman said.

The seminar series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Molecular Genetics on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. Each session will feature two lectures with time for questions and refreshment and mingling break. A $5 donation to Taking Control of Your Diabetes is suggested and parking is $3 (a permit can be purchases at the UCSD Visitor’s Information Booth on Gilman Drive; watch for signs and a parking attendant).

The inaugural seminar of the series will be Tuesday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Molecular Genetics on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. The two lectures will be: “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Through Education, Motivation and Self-Advocacy” presented by Dr. Edelman and “Taking Control of Your Diabetic Feet: Managing Neuropathy and Pain” presented by Ingrid Kruse, DPM, a podiatrist in San Diego and staff podiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

For information on Taking Control of Your Diabetes and dates and topics of future seminars, visit the Taking Control of Your Diabetes website at www.tcoyd.org. or call 858/755 5683.


Media Contact: Kate Deely  619/543-6163

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