Saturday, November 5th, 2016

For People with Diabetes and their Families

Free to the Public!

Six county area to include:
Cass, Lafayette, Johnson, Benton,
Pettis, Saline, Jackson, Henry

Conference Topics

Tools to Prevent Complications of Diabetes
- presented by Kendra Butner, CPA, Diabetic Educator – Family Practice Associates

Topic description coming soon!!!

Bariatric Surgery: The When, Why and How
- presented by Robert Kenney, D.O. Western Missouri Medical Center

Topic description coming soon!!!

The Cure for the 21st Century Epidemic of Diabetes
- presented by Dr. James O’Keefe, MD Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants

The cure for modern day diabetes is found in our past. According to Dr. O'Keefe, about 10,000 years in our past. Our ancestors were hunter-gathers who were, for the most part, healthy, fit and free of the cardiovascular diseases that are common today. By examining their diet, we discover a healthier way to eat. Dr. O'Keefe outlines a simple hunter-gatherer eating plan that most diabetes can easily follow. The plan includes lean meats, fruits, vegetables and fish with high levels of Omega-3 -- the fat that has been found to help reduce cardiovascular risk up to 50%. An expert in cardio heath and nutrition, Dr. O'Keefe outlines how people with diabetes (or those at risk) can incorporate a simple eating and exercise program into their daily routine to improve their health.

Preventing Kidney Failure in Diabetes
- presented by Ahmed Awad, DO Western Missouri Specialty Services – Nephrology

Topic description coming soon!!!