MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – More than half of adults in the United States, and even a higher percent of West Virginians, have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Can adult diabetes be put into remission? Maybe even reversed?  

WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on the central role of diet and exercise for diabetes and pre-diabetes.

The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in the auditorium of the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus.  

The MedCHEFS, third-year medical students from the WVU School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, will be the presenters along with Mark Cucuzzella, M.D., and Rosie Lorenzetti, M.D., physician leaders in the Food As Medicine movement.

Registration for the mini-medical school program begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow from 7-8 p.m. A cooking demonstration will be part of the presentation with samples being offered at the conclusion of the seminar.  

This community mini-medical school program is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. For more information, call 304-264-1223.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223