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Looking ahead to Saturday at the Scientific Sessions


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Last-minute program addition

Two screenings of the film A Touch of Sugar have been added to the 79th Scientific Sessions program. A Touch of Sugar is a documentary narrated by Viola Davis that dives into the diabetes health-care epidemic that affects every community in the U.S., told through the voices of real people united in their struggle to manage their diabetes. The one-hour documentary will be screened at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. Sunday in S-303 (South, Level 3). The Sunday screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Meeting Hours

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Saturday’s Highly Anticipated Study Announcements

Longitudinal Outcomes in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes—The TODAY2 Study

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
S-154 (South, Upper Mezzanine Level)
TODAY2 is a post-intervention follow-up to the Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study, with a primary objective of tracking the progression of T2D and related comorbidities and complications as the participants transition to young adulthood. Data from this cohort now allows the TODAY Study Group to report on extensive experience in the development of renal, cardiac, eye, and nerve complications, as well as data on pregnancy outcomes and health care utilization in this vulnerable population.

PREVIEW Study Results—Prevention of Diabetes through Lifestyle Intervention and Population Studies around the World

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
S-203 (South, Level 2)
The PREVention of diabetes In Europe and around the World (PREVIEW) study is the first diabetes prevention study to use total meal replacements (to induce ≥8 percent weight loss in eight weeks) and then compare two diets of different composition (high vs. moderate protein, moderate vs. low glycemic index) and two physical activity strategies of different intensity for weight loss maintenance. The findings suggest that it’s possible to cost-effectively prevent type 2 diabetes in most individuals at high risk.

Women’s World Cup Viewing Lounge

You don’t have to miss sessions to keep up with the 2019 FIFA’s Women’s World Cup. Pop by the World Cup Viewing Lounge (West Building, Level 2) between sessions to see how your favorite team is doing.

Saturday’s Live Match Schedule

6:00 a.m.
Germany vs. China (Group B)

9:00 a.m.
Spain vs. South Africa (Group B)

12:00 p.m.
Norway vs. Nigeria (Group A)