Montgomery College to Host ‘Diabetes University’ on March 2

Montgomery College will host a free, half-day “Diabetes University” on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. The program is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators.

This is the 12th year that the Marriott Hospitality Center at Montgomery College has hosted Diabetes University for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, a charity that supports diabetes research and offers free public education about the holistic management of diabetes, including diet and activity.

Admission to Diabetes University is open to the public but registration is required. To register and to get directions to the conference, visit or call 202-333-4520. This year's Diabetes University features the following presentations:

“Beneficial Effects of Cinnamon on Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease” by Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Lead Scientist, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

“Short Chain Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil and Ketogenic Diets –Food for Thought” by Beverly B. Teter, PhD, FACN, CNS, University of Maryland

“The Importance of Vitamin D in Diabetes: The State of the Science and Practice” by Ryan R. Bradley, ND, MPH, director, Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness, Bastyr University, Seattle, Wa.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.              

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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.