Thursday, November 08, 2012

[155] Get a kick out of fighting diabetes at 'Give Diabetes the Boot!' Nov. 11

FOR RELEASE: Nov. 8, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081,

MURFREESBORO — Get ready to “Give Diabetes the Boot!” at a diabetes awareness event Sunday, Nov. 11.

Personnel from Middle Tennessee Medical Center’s Mobile Health Unit will conduct free blood pressure and glucose checks at the community gathering from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park Farmers’ Market, 315 John R. Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Certified diabetes educators will provide cooking demonstrations and informational sessions on healthy eating, self-management and monitoring.

Diabetes is one of the fastest spreading illnesses in the country. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

“Give Diabetes the Boot!” is presented by the Wellness Council of Rutherford County with support from MTSU’s Adams Chair of Excellence in Health Care Services and the Center for Health and Human Services.

For more information, contact Cindy Rhea at 615-904-8342 or


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