Thursday, February 28, 2013

Diabetes Day set for April 13th at Wayne HealthCare

Type 2 Diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not make any or enough insulin, or your body prevents the insulin you produce from working correctly. Insulin is necessary for your body to use glucose, from the food we eat, for energy. High levels of glucose caused by uncontrolled blood sugar can damage your eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves, legs, and feet.

Taking steps to control your blood glucose level can help you to live a healthy life with diabetes. However, these steps can sometimes seem overwhelming.

Break your steps down into Self Care Behavioral Goals which include: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Healthy Coping, and Reducing Risk.

Diabetes Day is a wonderful opportunity to learn about some of these behavioral goals.

The Wayne HealthCare Diabetes Education Department will be sponsoring Diabetes Day on Saturday April 13, 2013. Diabetes Day will be held at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Wayne HealthCare wants to provide topics to individuals with diabetes which will help him/her on their journey with diabetes.

Scott Barry DDS with Barry Family Dentistry will discuss “Diabetes and Dental Health”. Many individuals do not realize that elevated blood glucose can cause dental problems. Oral problems will also raise blood glucose.

Matthew Painting DPM with Western Ohio Podiatric Medical Center, will discuss “Diabetes and Foot Care”. Knowing how to care for ones feet will lower the risk of developing foot complications.

Karen Droesch RD,LD,CDE the Diabetes Educator at Wayne HealthCare will discuss “Beating the Odds”. Karen will discuss taking care of diabetes and preventative screenings to lower the risk of developing complications.

Registration fee is $5.00 for each participant who pre-registers before April 10, 2013. After this date or at the door, the fee is $7.00 per participant.

For more information or to register call 937-547-5750. Do not put off learning how you can live healthy with diabetes. Attend Diabetes Day and be healthier tomorrow.

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