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All You Want to Know About Diabetes

Everything You Wanted to Know About Diabetes But Were Afraid to Ask… Your Doctor

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes disproportionately affects older adults, with approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 afflicted with the disease. 

The aging of the U.S. population is widely acknowledged as one of the drivers of the diabetes epidemic, which also affects the longevity, functional status, and risk of institutionalization in older patients.  Yet many people still don’t quite understand what diabetes is and how to prevent it.

In this presentation, Dr. Schwartz will define the disease and its different types, the complications that it can cause, and the variety of therapies that can be used to treat it.  He will also take questions from the audience at the end of his presentation, so feel free to ask anything about this common but often misunderstood disease.

Stanley Schwartz,MD, was named a TOP DOC by Philadelphia Magazine many times over the years, including 2009, 2010 and 2011, for the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. For more than 30 years, Dr. Schwartz was an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, most recently directing the Diabetes Program at the Philadelphia Heart Institute.

He is now Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine at Penn, and currently in private practice in Ardmore, PA.  Dr. Schwartz received his MD in 1973 from the University of Chicago, and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Chicago.

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
Thursday, May 06, 2021, 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM
A Zoom meeting link is included in the confirmation and reminder emails.

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