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Joslin Center for Diabetes plans an evening for teens at the MOST

SYRACUSE, N.Y.: The new teen hangout--for this Saturday, Nov. 21, that is--will be the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). That's where University Hospital's Joslin Center for Diabetes will play host to teenagers with diabetes and their families and friends for an evening of education and camaraderie and fun.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, which runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

"The goal of this evening is to bring people with diabetes together to foster a sense of community, to discuss diabetes-related issues and to have fun," said Jody Kearns, a registered dietician and a certified diabetes educator at the Joslin Center. "It's important for teen-agers to know that there are other teens, just like them who are living with diabetes."

In addition to participating in all the MOST activities, including the IMAX theater, those in attendance will have an opportunity to hear from a leading physician about diabetes management.

Dr. Richard Rubin, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will speak on "Psyching Out Diabetes."

The Joslin Center has rented the MOST for the evening thanks to the sponsorship of Sankyo Parke-Davis and other pharmaceutical companies.

"We thought the MOST would be an exciting Saturday night hangout," Kearns said.

The MOST is located at 500 South Franklin Street, in Syracuse's Armory Square.