The role of nutrition in the management of diabetes and other chronic diseases will be presented at no cost to the public on Tuesday, September 9th, 6 – 8 p.m. at Jersey City Medical Center – Barnabas Health (355 Grand Street, Jersey City in conference rooms 5 & 6).
Nanci Stolar and Lynne Fasanella, both Registered Dietitians, will provide information on creating an individual eating plan that is tasty while supporting good health.
“Learning how to manage a chronic health condition effectively is critical and healthy meal planning is a major component of this.” said Nancy Rodrigues, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator with Jersey City Medical Center - Barnabas Health.
The primary goal of the hospital’s self-care management course for diabetics and others suffering from chronic disease is to provide knowledge and skills training, and to help individuals identify barriers, facilitate problem-solving and develop coping skills to achieve effective self-care management and behavioral change.
According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million adults and children in the United States – more than 8% of the population – have diabetes. In addition, nearly two million new cases are diagnosed annually and 79 million people are categorized as pre-diabetic.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy essential for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
To register for the class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-915-2948. Attendees must pre-register as space is limited.
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