Community Health Education
July 8, 2014: The Diabetes EpidemicDate: July 8, 2014
Time: 5pm - 6:30 pm
Location: 1600 Divisadero Street (between Post and Sutter St.), Herbst Hall, 2nd Floor
Speaker: Hilary Seligman, MD
There is an important class coming up on diabetes in a week, and hope that many of you will join us and learn more about this serious and difficult-to-manage disease. Here are some facts that you may or may not know about diabetes:
1. Almost 1/4 to 1/2 of the people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease, and these are often people who do not regularly see their primary care MDs for annual check-ups.
2. India and China are two countries that have the most numbers of diabetic patients in the world, breaking the "healthy" stereotyped image often bestowed on Asians.
3. Denial is our biggest enemy, especially at the prediabetes stage. Making the proper diagnosis and start treatment to prevent the prediabetic stage to continue onto the full-blown disease stage is an important strategy to avoid the serious complications associated with diabetes.
In the upcoming lecture on the "Diabetes Epidemic", Dr. Hilary Seligman, a UCSF physician expert on diabetes, will discuss about why diabetes has become a chronic disease of epidemic proportions in Asia, and how one should pay attention to its symptoms, get proper diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible. There will be important tips that we can all learn.
By phone - (415) 885-3678