BRIDGTON – The Bridgton Hospital Diabetes Clinic will sponsor its four-part diabetes education program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 24 and 25 in the hospital clinic wing.

Bridgton Hospital has received the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.

The series requires physician referral. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans cover the course registration fee.

In addition to Elaine Drew, RN/CDE, a registered nurse who is also a certified diabetes nurse educator, lecturers will include Dr. Michele Kurlanski, podiatrist; Dr. N. Scott Ferguson, optometrist; Linda Russell, Bridgton Hospital licensed dietitian; and Denyell Gerchman, Bridgton Hospital pharmacist.

The classes are designed to give general information about diabetes and help the patients manage their diabetes. The course also introduces patients to a diabetes support system. A dietary consultation is required, and should be done before the classes begin. Contact Linda Russell, RD/LD, at 647-6062 to schedule an appointment.

Participants are encouraged to bring a relative or a friend with them. For more information about the program or to register, call Drew at 647-6064.

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