FMH to host diabetes program

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FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital will host a special program for people with diabetes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Bass Room. The free program is open to anyone with diabetes who would like to learn more about managing his or her disease. Family members and caregivers are also welcome.

Nancy Thomas, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will facilitate the program that includes a light meal. “Four individuals who are living healthy with diabetes will share their tips and strategies for healthy living,” she said. “We are looking forward to hosting this dinner that will include informal discussions among attendees on ways they cope with diabetes.”

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action or both. People with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care providers, can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.

“There are people who work sometimes hourly through many days of their life to control their blood sugars. This day-to-day engagement in self-management is what sets diabetes apart from other health conditions,” said Thomas.

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Anyone interested in attending is urged to register soon as space is limited. Door prizes will be given to all who attend.

To register call Lorri Brown at 779-2381. For additional information about the program, call Thomas at 779-2743.

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