The 2017 Arkansas Diabetes Symposium is being held in Little Rock at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 am-1:00 pm.
The free continuing education symposium is designed for family practice and other primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report that over 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and about 86 million are living with prediabetes. Obesity or being overweight remains the number one risk factor for T2DM.
In 2015, Arkansas had the 6th highest obesity rates in the U.S. and was ranked 7th in having the highest type 2 diabetes rates.