FMH to Host Program for People with Diabetes
Will be an informal conversation on living well with diabetes
January 14, 2013
The Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting a special program for people with diabetes on Wednesday, January 30, at 5 p.m. in the Bass Room. The free program is open to anyone with diabetes who would like to learn more about managing his or her disease. Family members and caregivers are also welcome.
Nancy Thomas, RN, CDE, a certified diabetes educator will facilitate the program that includes a light meal. “Four individuals who are living healthy with diabetes will share their tips and strategies for healthy living. We are looking forward to hosting this dinner that will include informal discussions among attendees on ways they cope with diabetes,” she said.
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. People with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care providers, can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
“There are people who work sometimes hourly through many days of their life to control their blood sugars. This day-to-day engagement in self-management is what sets diabetes apart from other health conditions,” added Thomas.
Anyone interested in attending is urged to register soon as space is limited. Door prizes will be given to all who attend.
To register call Lorri Brown at 779-2381. For additional information about the program, call Thomas at 779-2743.
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