University of Michigan Open Forum On Diabetes Prevention, Treatment And Cure

Wednesday May 1, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

Diabetes Mellitus is a growing global epidemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also estimates that 79 million people in America have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar that often leads to type-2 diabetes within a few years. In Michigan, it is estimated that more than 2.6 million adults have prediabetes.

The CDC also projects national efforts to prevent type-2 diabetes could save $5.7 billion in health care costs and prevent 885,000 cases of type-2 diabetes in the next 25 years.

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) has been working to help assess future directions in diabetes care and research as well as how U-M can make an impact on the future for diabetes and diabetes care for both individuals at risk and those with diabetes.

UMHS invites the community to come together to strengthen our impact on diabetes with this open forum to obtain input from the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of UMHS experts to provide input and perspectives about the future direction of diabetes care, research, and education.