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Carle is hosting a free community diabetes event March 5, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Champaign, to educate central Illinois residents who have prediabetes and diabetes.
Type One, Type Two, Type You will be structured similar to educational events hosted annually in larger metropolitan areas, featuring exhibitors, national and local diabetes product retailers, an expert panel discussion and speaker Jim Turner, a highly regarded actor and television series host.
Turner was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in high school and has been the host of dLife, CNBC’s television show by and for people with diabetes, since 2005. Best known as ex-football-star-turned-agent Kirby Carlisle during the seven year run of the HBO comedy, ARLI$$, Turner’s other television credits include guest-star spots on Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, Franklin & Bash, Happy Endings, The Young & The Restless, King of Queens, Roseanne, That 70′s Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Lucky Louie, voiceovers on Rugrats, and his role as Steve Jobs’s lawyer in the upcoming jOBS.
“Educational opportunities like this event are more important than ever because nationally, one out of three in the U.S. has prediabetes or diabetes,” said Martha Trenkamp, RD, CDE, LDN, Carle Endocrinology. “Knowledge is power in the fight against diabetes, and we are pleased to bring this valuable opportunity to the community.”
The event is funded through a generous estate gift from Jody Trisler. Due to limited seating, the public is asked to RSVP at (217) 383-3021 or carle.org/diabetesevent.