|Lacher and Hostetter attend statewide diabetes summit at United Tribes|
The Dakota Diabetes Coalition’s annual Diabetes Summit was held Oct. 16, on the campus of Bismarck’s United Tribes Technical College, which cosponsored the event.
Participating in the conference were Brenda Lacher, RN, diabetes education coordinator at the UND Center for Family Medicine–Bismarck, UND Southwest Campus, and Nancy Hostetter, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, continuing medical education and outreach coordinator in Bismarck. The Coalition has more than 100 members across North Dakota. The daylong gathering brought together people with a variety of backgrounds from around the state. The theme of this year’s Summit was “What Works in Diabetes.” Conference participants worked on the North Dakota Department of Health’s state plan for diabetes and discussed important issues and the best ways to reduce North Dakota’s diabetes epidemic.
For more information on the coalition, see: http://www.ndhealth.gov/diabetescoalition/ .
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, email@example.com, 777-3300