News Release (April 26, 2019)
“Ask a Doctor” at Diabetes Forum
ST. GEORGE, UT – On Thursday, May 9th at 6 PM, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) in St. George will be hosting a Diabetes and Prediabetes Community Forum. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of medical experts or to learn from the questions of others. The forum is designed to help people (or their loved ones) who are at risk for diabetes or have been diagnosed with the disease.
“It is estimated that 40% of adults in Washington County have diabetes or prediabetes,” says Jeff Smith, SWUPHD Diabetes Program Manager. “These serious health conditions can usually be managed or prevented with a healthier lifestyle. But it can also be extremely difficult to know what to do or where to get reliable information regarding this complex disease.”
The community forum will feature SWUPHD Health Officer David Blodgett, MD, MPH, who earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Blodgett is passionate about promoting healthy living and has a wealth of knowledge to share. The Health Department will continue to hold a free public forum on the second Thursday of each month where experts in diabetes care and prevention will take questions from the group.
“This is really a unique opportunity for the public to come together and get answers to tough questions regarding diabetes,” Jeff Smith explains. “We hope people will join us.”
Diabetes & Prediabetes Community Forum (FREE admission)
When: Thursday, May 9th at 6pm
Where: Southwest Utah Public Health Department
620 S. 400 E. (2nd level conference room), St. George
For more information, visit swuhealth.org or call Jeff Smith at 435-986-2552.