What: Ask the Experts – Living With Your Diabetes-The Basics (Spanish
When: Wednesday April 20, 2016, 5:30pm
Who: Nicolas L. Kissell, MD
Where: SVMHS Education Center
611 Abbott Street, Salinas
Information or RSVP: (831) 759-1890
Free Event. Easy and Free Parking. Light Appetizers.
Living with Your Diabetes – The Basics
Free SVMHS Ask the Experts Event
The latest Ask the Experts presentation by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System (SVMHS) will address the growing diabetes epidemic and deliver
valuable diabetes information to the Spanish speaking community.
“It is critical we reach Latino families in our community with information
and tools to help manage their diabetes,” says Pete Delgado, President
and CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “We are working
with our partners at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic to reduce the threat
of diabetes in our region. This free Spanish language event is another
example of our efforts.”
According to a recent study by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research,
36 percent of Hispanic adults living in California between the ages of
18 and 39 have prediabetes, and 51 percent of that population between
the age of 40 and 54 also have prediabetes. Diabetes puts people at risk
of developing eye disease, kidney failure, and even amputation.
“We know through education and lifestyle choices, we can reduce
the risk for Type 2 diabetes,” says Nicolas Kissell, MD, Medical
Director at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic Diabetes and Endocrine Center.
“Ask the Experts is a great way to cover important health issues
with more time than you would have during a typical office visit.”
Dr. Kissell is leading the April 20th event, which also includes SVMC
certified diabetes educator Guadalupe Castillo, RN. Dr. Kissell is a board
certified endocrinologist, and a graduate of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.
The Ask the Experts event will cover the basics of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes,
prevention, nutrition, and how to manage the disease. Those attending
will be able to interact with the experts and ask questions.
The Ask the Experts presentation on Living With Your Diabetes-The Basics
will take place Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm, with registration beginning
at 5:00. The location for the free event is the SVMHS Education Center,
611 Abbott Street in Salinas. RSVP is required. This Ask the Experts event
will be conducted in Spanish. Please call (831) 759-1890 for more information
or to RSVP. Light appetizers will be served.