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Mayor Reed Urges Older Adults in Atlanta to Get Screened for Diabetes
Date:3/23/2010

abetes Association EXPO at the Georgia World Congress Center this coming Saturday, March 27, 2010, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  He invited the people of Atlanta to join the movement to Stop Diabetes™ by visiting EXPO Atlanta, where there are ample opportunities to learn how to live healthy, be active and help change the future of diabetes.  Free health screenings will be available and attendees can get the information they need to better manage and prevent diabetes and its complications.

At the conclusion of today's event, Maurice Madden, the Georgia Director of the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project (MDSP), provided representatives of each of the 42 senior centers in Atlanta with a tool kit and materials for spreading the word about Medicare's diabetes screening benefits.  This is one example of how the MDSP is working with city officials, senior centers, churches, and other community-based organizations to promote use of Medicare's benefits for diabetes screening.  Mr. Madden and the MDSP will also attend EXPO Atlanta this coming Saturday.  Already planned for November is a faith-based initiative to distribute MDSP information in churches during American Diabetes Month.

Following the speakers at today's event, pharmacists from Kroger Pharmacy offered diabetes risk assessments and counseling.  These health professionals dona
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