2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium

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March 19, 2015
Researchers estimate that 75% of all healthcare costs directly stem from preventable chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The American Diabetes Association is here to help! Join us on Diabetes Alert Day – Tuesday, March 24th from 7:30 – 10:30am for the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium and learn how to utilize free community resources to make your workplace healthier.


At the Stop Diabetes @ Work Symposium, you will learn from community experts, such as Key Note Speaker Dr. Lloyd Potter, State Demographer for Texas, about how diabetes will impact San Antonio businesses if trends continue. We will have everything your Human Resource and/or Wellness Manager needs to help change the statistics for your employees and implement a culture of health and wellness – for FREE!


WHO: The American Diabetes Association
WHAT: 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24th, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Broadway Bank – Charles Cheever Administration Building (1177 N. E. Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78209)
COST:  Free!
HOW: Visit http://bit.ly/SAatWork or email tnair@diabetes.org.  Seating is limited!


More than 1 in 7 San Antonio residents have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is drastically higher than the U.S. national average of 9%. Total nationwide annual cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 was $245 billion. The American Diabetes Association estimates that $1 in $5 health care dollars is spent caring for someone with diagnosed diabetes.
 
For that reason, the American Diabetes Associa­tion offers Stop Diabetes @ Work (SD@W), an evidence-based program that, in cooperation with employers, addresses diabetes awareness, detec­tion, prevention, and successful management. This program can be used as a stand-alone healthy worksite initiative or it can be used in conjunction with a larger worksite wellness program.
 
The diabetes epidemic continues to grow and current and future employees are being affected at an alarming rate. The connection between work environments, em­ployee health, and employee productivity is clear. Prevention makes good business sense. Investing in awareness, behavior change, and environmental support can lead to short-term and long-term improvements in employee health and productivity. The American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes @ Work resources can help.
 
For more information about Stop Diabetes @ Work or the 2015 Stop Diabetes @ Work Wellness Symposium, contact Tiffani Nair at tnair@diabetes.org or (210) 829-1765 ext. 6129.


The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
 
Contact:
Tiffani Nair
(210) 542-3294