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Join us in Second Life for World Diabetes Day on November 14

October 26, 2012 in News

On November 14, 2012, Diabetes Agent will host an all-day Diabetes Awareness Event and Conference in Second Life, featuring moderated discussions with Second Life Residents, exercise sessions, a cooking demo, and a dance party with a live DJ.


The event will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. EST at the Diabetes Guidance Center in Second Life. The link is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AEI%20Island/181/144/28

American Diabetes Association president Dr. David Marrero will host a discussion on cutting edge issues in diabetes with diabetes. Open discussions amongst Second Life Residents on hot-button health topics, moderated by diabetes experts, will be encouraged, including a series of Campfire Chats about sex and intimacy.

There will be a cooking demonstration by registered dietitian and baker Hannah Casparian highlighting tips on how to boost your health and control your diabetes with delicious food. The day will also include exercise sessions with personal trainer Shelley Kelso and will culminate with a dance party hosted by DJ Player One.

Diabetes Agent is the brainchild of Richard Goldsworthy, PhD, Director, Research and Development, Academic Edge, Inc. and David Marrero, PhD, Director, Diabetes Translational Research Center at Indiana University. The website is developed by a team of researchers, people living with diabetes, healthcare providers, and diabetes experts. With support from the National Institutes of Health, the Diabetes Agent project aims to make it much easier to manage diabetes.

From managing health care visits, medications, and diabetes symptoms, Diabetes Agent provides tools to interactively track, prepare, record, manage, and learn wherever you are, on the spot. Your Diabetes. Under Control.

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For more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Dr. David Marrero, please contact Christopher Gandin Le at 512-961-6196 or SLDiabetesDay@gmail.com.

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