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Diabetes Care Topic of Free Talk at The Highlands Nov. 10

Friday, October 31, 2008

Brett Robbins, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center will discuss health goals diabetics can aim for to lessen their chances of developing complications in a free talk, “Diabetes Care Targets and Why You Should Care” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at The Hahneman Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford, off of Route 31, just east of the village of Pittsford.

“A diagnosis of diabetes and struggling with incorporating new lifestyle behaviors can be challenging for even the most enlightened patient. Diabetics often do not understand how to care for themselves causing many to develop complications resulting in blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and amputation. Many of these serious progressions can be avoided with attention to diet and exercise,” said Robbins. He will describe six health goals those with diabetes can focus on to manage their disease and the science behind the goals.

Robbins is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics and practices with the Culver Medical Group office in Rochester.

“Diabetes Care Targets and Why You Should Care” is eighth in the nine-part health and wellness series, To Your Health! presented by the Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center, to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicians and other providers affiliated with the Medical Center, including Strong Memorial Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other affiliates of the Medical Center.

To register, or for more information, call (585) 275-2838.

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