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Published on November 01, 2010

Pre-Diabetes "Lunch and Learn" Scores with NBA Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins

Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., B.S.N., CDE,
program coordinator for the Crozer-
Keystone Center for Diabetes and Ryan
McDevitt take a moment to have their
photo taken with NBA hall of famer,
Dominique Wilkins.

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., B.S.N., CDE, program coordinator for the Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes held an educational “Lunch and Learn.” The program discussion included nutrition and diabetes prevention, exercise and its relationship with diabetes, obesity and its relationship to insulin resistance, and understanding diabetes terminology.

Guest speaker included former NBA player Dominique Wilkins. Wilkins, who has type 2 diabetes, spoke about his experiences of living with the disease and his recommendations for following a healthy lifestyle. The nine-time NBA All-Star, nicknamed the “Human Highlight Film,” currently serves at the Atlanta Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball. After the presentation, Wilkins stayed and greeted attendees. 

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

Springfield Hospital, a part of Crozer-Keystone Health System, is a not-for-profit community hospital that provides comprehensive acute-care services and wellness care. Each year, Springfield Hospital admits more than 1,700 patients and receives more than 11,000 Emergency Department visits. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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