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Mount St. Mary's to mark 'Diabetes Awareness Week'

by jmaloni
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 03:30 am

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and, from Nov. 14-18, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate "Diabetes Awareness Week" with an array of displays, programs and information throughout the hospital.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, "Know Your Diabetes: Nutrition -- Dine and Discuss Diabetes" will be presented at 6 p.m. in the Mount St. Mary's cafeteria. This program is conducted by diabetes education and nutrition services at Mount St. Mary's and will feature a free, carbohydrate-counted meal with information on making good food choices. The program is free, but seating is limited. Pre-Registration is required at 298-2145.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, a "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" education class will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 249. This is an all-day class. Pre-registration is required; call 298-2297.

Mount St. Mary's will conclude "Diabetes Awareness Week" on Saturday, Nov. 19, by participating in diabetic awareness and services at Health System Services on Williams Road and Plaza Drive in Wheatfield. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Charles Rice of the Mount St. Mary's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine and Certified Diabetes Educator Deb Hoffman will participate.

For more information, call 283-4879.

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