Health care organizations join forces to fight diabetes and speak out
on National Diabetes Alert Day.
Tuesday, March 28,2017
11 am (short formal program; followed by one on one interviews and visuals)
Medical and healthcare professionals; Diabetes and prediabetes patients
Salinas Valley Medical Clinic Expanded Diabetes & Endocrine Center
(under construction above PrimeCare building), 355 Abbott Street, Salinas
Story: Diabetes is an epidemic in Monterey County. Diabetes and prediabetes affect
57% of the population. Recognizing the threat, health care professionals
have launched a countywide Diabetes Initiative to work together to reverse
a frightening trend. The Initiative participants include Monterey County
Health, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Community Hospital
of the Monterey Peninsula, Montage Health and more.
Tuesday, March 28 is National Diabetes Alert Day. The speakers at this
event will highlight the prevalence of diabetes in our community, the
groundbreaking initiative and collaboration to address the problem and
specific programs and resources that expand access to people who have
the disease or at risk.
Patients and medical professionals will present a 20 minute program after
which one on one interviews and visuals will be available to media.
Diabetes Fact Sheet and speaker list available at event.