DATE:  April 9, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Suzzette Chopin, Professor of Biology, (361) 825-6022;Steve Paschal, Public Affairs (361) 825-2336

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WHO:          Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and Endocrine Society        
WHAT:         Diabetes Mellitus Presentation by Dr. Kenneth Campbell
WHEN:        Monday, April 12 at6 p.m.
WHERE:      Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Lone Star Ballroom
University of Massachusetts Endocrinologist to Give Presentation on Prevention, Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
Chronic disease is prevalent among South Texas’ Hispanic population
Dr. Kenneth Campbell, an endocrinologist at the University of Massachusetts, will give a presentation on the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus on Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

Diabetes mellitus, a chronic disease caused by high blood sugar or insufficient insulin levels, is one of the greatest healthcare concerns in South Texas and is particularly prevalent among the Hispanic population. Its effects include blindness and kidney failure. It can also result in the amputation of limbs.

Dr. Campbell’s presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Suzzette Chopin at (361) 825-6022.