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Diabetes Education Center Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration with a Special Celebrity

In celebration of 35 years of service to the community in providing diabetes education and support to individuals with diabetes and their families, WinthropUniversity Hospital's Diabetes Education Center was pleased to host an interactive night of food, fun and fine dining with Celebrity Chef Tom Schaudel on March 10, 2014. With over 100 participants, the event, which was held at the Atrium at Jewel, featured an entertaining cooking demonstration along with a delicious three-course meal that included a roasted cauliflower appetizer followed by a pan seared salmon tostada with beans and mango salsa. Dessert included peaches with greek yogurt and lavender honey.

1-2 Members of WinthropUniversity Hospital's Diabetes Education Center Team.

"Thirty-five years of service to our community is certainly a momentous milestone for Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center, which was the first outpatient education program in New York State accredited by the national American Diabetes Association," said Lynne Chimon, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDN, CDE, Director of Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center. "We were pleased to partner with Chef Tom Schaudel on this event, which proved to be enjoyable and informative for all those in attendance."

1-2 Pictured left (l.-r.) are Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of Winthrop's Diabetes and Obesity Institute; Chef Tom Schaudel; Lynne Chimon, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDN, CDE, Director of Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center; and Terrie Magro, Physician Liaison at Winthrop.
Further commemorating the Center's 35th anniversary, free educational events are also being planned at Winthrop throughout the year including a special program on May 1, 2014 entitled, "35 Hot Topics in Diabetes," which will provide an opportunity to hear the latest research, learn about useful self-management tools and clarify the mixed messages associated with nutrition.

Since opening its doors in 1979, the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop has helped improve the lives of countless individuals living with diabetes through its highly regarded educational and support programs. A pioneer in the field of diabetes education, the Diabetes Education Center continues to equip adults and children with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage diabetes as well as provides lifestyle programs designed to prevent diabetes.

For additional information about upcoming events or the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Vol. 24, No. 1
Spring 2014

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