MERCY DIABETES CENTER HOSTS TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL DIABETES EDUCATION SEMINAR
Port Huron, MI...St. Joseph Mercy's Diabetes Center and Education Department is pleased to host the 2012 community education event, "Your Diabetes Neighborhood". Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition. Without proper treatment it can result in serious health problems, but by learning to manage the disease, individuals can live healthier lives. The first step is finding supportive people in and around the medical neighborhood to assist the patient with self-management. This event is open to all individuals living with diabetes, who would like more in-depth information regarding diabetes self-management and changing behaviors to help manage diabetes.
"Your Diabetes Neighborhood" premier adult diabetes education program will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the St. Joseph Mercy Baggot Street Café (cafeteria). The event will include interactive presentations by guest speakers: Dawn Lambrecht, MD, Family Practice; Paula Carnaghi, RPh, and Bonnie Vito, RPh, Pharmacists; Joan Pope, MSW, Social Worker; JoAnn Henderson-Collins, "A1C Champion" (Sanofi-Aventis); Jeremy Parrott, DDS, Dentist; Rose Murphy, RD, and Nicole Stanowski, RD, Dietitians; and Sue Smith, LPN, Fitness Specialist, YMCA Body Recall.
Presented by St. Joseph Mercy's highly-skilled diabetes educators, the program will explore key diabetes information and provide education to successfully manage diabetes. The cost of the event is $10 per person and will include continental breakfast, lunch, a free gift, the presentation, and informational and educational displays from local diabetes vendors.
Participants wishing to register for "Your Diabetes Neighborhood" are invited to call, toll-free 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963). For more information on vendor sponsorship opportunities, please call 810-985-1840.
For more about the Mercy Diabetes Center, visit us online at: mymercy.us, or search St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook and twitter.
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.