Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Diabetes Day set for April 3rd 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 you 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 sugar 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.

Diabetes Day will be offered at Wayne HealthCare on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The program will take place from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Speakers will discuss topics of interest to individuals with diabetes. Along with speakers, there will be educational information to help you with your daily diabetes care.

Alison Huet, pharmacist, from Kaup Pharmacy, will be presenting a program on “Diabetes Medication”. It can be confusing why you are on a certain diabetes medication, when family or friends are on another medication. Alison will discuss how the different types of medications work to help manage your blood glucose.

Karen Droesch RD,LD,CDE the Diabetes Educator at Wayne HealthCare will discuss “Mindful Eating.” This topic will discuss “How, When, Why, and How Much” we eat. Most individuals tend to eat without really paying attention to what they are eating. This can lead to eating for reasons other than being hungry and can impact your blood sugar level.

Wayne HealthCare is pleased to announce that the Diabetes Day program will be provided free of charge this year. However, registration is required. 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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