SCHNECK INVITES COMMUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND NAVIGATE DIABETES
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October 30, 2012
Schneck Medical Center is hosting Can You Control the Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar? a program to educate the community about diabetes. Individuals with diabetes have too much glucose (commonly referred to as “blood sugar”) in their bloodstream. Diabetes can negatively affect the whole body, including the cardiovascular system, circulation, eyesight and kidney function.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the current number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is 18.8 million, along with another 7 million people who remain undiagnosed – meaning that they have diabetes and do not even know it! This totals 25.8 million Americans currently living with diabetes.
Can You Control the Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar? will be held in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the visitor’s entrance at Schneck Medical Center on Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
In addition to many educational booths, at 6:30 p.m., Michael Cole, former patient, will share how his life has changed for the better and how his motivation to lead a healthier lifestyle has improved since he was diagnosed with diabetes. At 7:15 p.m., Schneck registered dietitians will demonstrate ways to cook meals that are tasty and healthy for people with diabetes.
For more information, please contact Lisa Harrison, RN, CDE, at 812-524-3365.