New Diabetes Education Program Available for Bay Area Businesses

Bay area employers are concerned about the rising incidence of diabetes in today's society. One of three families are affected by diabetes or at risk for contracting this disease. Providing education on diabetes prevention, warning signs, common myths, and general treatment options is vitally important to keep staff healthy and happy.

 As a public service to the local business community, the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center has launched a program offering free, one hour diabetes group instruction to employees.  These informational sessions are being led by Peggy Huang, RN, CDE, an accomplished diabetes nurse educator who co-founded the Teaching Center.  To sign up your company for this new 2010 program, please contact Lorraine Stiehl.  Last year, the Diabetes Teaching Center successfully launched their free, online educational website for the public at large, Diabetes Education Online.