TOMS RIVER, New Jersey, October 14, 2011 - Diabetes is widespread across the United States, affecting 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent of the population. Incidence of diabetes is proportionally increased with age, impacting 20 percent of people ages 60 and older, and is inexplicably higher among African Americans and Hispanic minority populations. To assist local residents with diabetes, the Center for Diabetes Education at Community Medical Center presents ‘Diabetes… News You Can Use,’ an informational session aimed to answer questions, address concerns and promote diabetes self-management training.
The symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. and is conveniently located at the Quality Inn, 815 37 West, Toms River.
The session will feature physician lectures that cover topics such as treatment options and protecting your feet. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet with nurses and registered dieticians who will be available to answer your questions. Join our health care professionals as they debunk common myths about diabetes, give you the secrets to eating carbohydrates and introduce the newest diabetes products on the market.
Light refreshments will be served. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 732.349.5757 to register.
The Center for Diabetes Education at Community Medical Center offers education and support to people, of all ages, with diabetes and to those who care for them. Certified diabetes educators provide educational sessions including a Self Management Series, monthly support groups, individual education, Weight Management and community education to meet the needs of those with diabetes.
For more information on ‘Diabetes…News You Can Use,’ the Center for Diabetes Education or to register for the program, please call 732.349.5757.
October 14, 2011
CONTACT: Jean M. Flaherty
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