Essentia Health hosts national diabetes conference for medical professionals across the country

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Almost two million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year, and it remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. To help curb the diabetes epidemic, Essentia Health is hosting a diabetes conference from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC).

“Diabetes is a multi-faceted disease that spans both the medical and social aspects of patient care,” says Dr. Thomas Heinitz, a Family Medicine physician at the Essentia Health-Proctor Clinic and the conference’s co-director. “This conference will help the busy primary care physician or advanced practitioner understand both the medical treatments for diabetes and the importance of collaboration between diabetic team members to optimize patient care.”

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Vinaya Simha, a senior associate consultant in the division of Endocrinology and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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