DIABETES PROGRAM

  • WHAT: Diabetes Education & Awareness Group meeting
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
  • WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, first floor auditorium
  • INFORMATION: (225) 765-8020. Registration is not required.
  • DETAILS: Free program. Registered dietician Marcy Bowman of the OLOL Diabetes & Nutrition Center will discuss “Diabetes & Nutrition — 101.”

ST. VINCENT WALK

  • WHAT: Fundraiser walk for St. Vincent dePaul
  • WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • WHERE: Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd.

DETAILS: CAMELOT COLLEGE IS HOSTING THE WALK AND WILL DONATE $20 TO THE CHARITY FOR EVERY PERSON WHO WALKS THREE TIMES AROUND THE INTERIOR PARKING LOT OF THE CAMPUS (APPROXIMATELY ½ MILE).

GLUTEN-INTOLERANCE GROUP

  • WHAT: Meeting of Celiacs of Baton Rouge, a gluten-intolerance support group.
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
  • WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • INFORMATION: (225) 766-8872
  • DETAILS: The topic is “The Challenge of Good Nutrition in Celiac Disease.” Gail Johnson, a registered dietitian, life coach and celiac, will attend and be available for questions. The meeting is free and open to anyone, including adult patients and parents of children who cannot eat wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats.

PARKINSON’S GROUP

  • WHAT: The Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Group meeting.
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
  • WHERE: Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • INFORMATION: Call Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542 or Sally at (225) 756-2645.
  • DETAILS: Speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Whiddon, of The NeuroMedical Center.

WALK FROM OBESITY

  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Walk from Obesity 3-mile walk
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17. Registration, check-in and T-shirt pickup begins at 7:45 a.m.
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road.
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: Visit WalkfromObesity.com.
  • DETAILS: Individuals affected by obesity, friends, colleagues, health care professionals, local hospitals and many others will join forces to raise national awareness of the disease of obesity. Event proceeds benefit the independent educational and research initiatives of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition. Presented by Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Dr. Jonathan Taylor, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Woman’s Hospital.