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Published on November 01, 2010

Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes to Present Free Presentation Featuring Appearance by NBA Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins

SPRINGFIELD - NBA Hall of Fame member and nine-time All-Star Dominique Wilkins will make an appearance at an upcoming free presentation offered by the Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes on Nov. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Healthplex® Sports Club, 194 W. Sproul Rd. in Springfield. The event is free and open to the public.

Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., B.S.N., CDE, director of the Center for Diabetes, will present “Do You Have Pre-Diabetes.” The presentation will cover nutrition and diabetes prevention; exercise and its relationship with diabetes; obesity and its relationship to insulin resistance; and understanding diabetes terminology. 

After McDevitt’s presentation, Wilkins, who has type 2 diabetes, will speak about his experiences of living with the disease and his recommendations for following a healthy lifestyle. Wilkins will greet attendees following the presentation. Wilkins, nicknamed the “Human Highlight Film,” played 16 years in the NBA and was a nine-time All-Star and two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion. He entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

For more information about the event, call 610-328-8920. For more information about the Center for Diabetes, visit http://diabetes.crozer.org.

This is just one of several Crozer-Keystone events set to mark Diabetes Awareness Month in November. The Center for Diabetes will host a “Healthy Living with Diabetes” event at Springfield Hospital on Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring screenings, lectures and more. For more information and to register, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258). Delaware County Memorial Hospital will host its annual “Diabetes Day” on Nov. 11 form 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information and to register, call 610-284-8158.

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