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Guam - Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death on Guam. Recognizing that there are a lot of individuals who are either living with diabetes, have a relative with diabetes or are at risk of having diabetes in response to this a Diabetes 101 Conference will be held this Saturday. Mountain Pacific Quality health special innovation project manager James Roberts told KUAM News, "The Guam Diabetes Association will be doing blood glucose testing as well as some of our exhibitors but the session themselves are going to be very specific one hour sessions with really basics on how to self manage diabetes."


The general public session is from 8 to 11 a.m. and will cover self monitoring and medication management, Medicare coverage of supplies and services carbohydrate counting and food labels followed by professional CEU sessions from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Westin Resort Guam.