Diabetes Patient To Educate Peers On Taking Control Of The Disease At CRMC Diabetes Support Group November 14

Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into cells of the body for energy.
Charles Wiggins will be delivering a free educational program, “Taking Control”, at Coffee Regional’s monthly Diabetes Support Group on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the CRMC classrooms.  He will share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experience living with diabetes.  
Charles will cover topics including: achieving good glucose control; learning about effective self-management; developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle; planning and prioritizing diabetes management; overcoming fears surrounding diabetes; and finding resources for diabetes support.  
If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes or has an A1C that is 7% or above, Charles can provide motivation to take those first steps to better blood glucose control.  Diabetes patients need to know they are not alone and there are people like him who can help them along their journey with diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into cells of the body for energy.  
It is estimated that 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 8.1 million who remain undiagnosed.   At the same time, about 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C<7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association for many people with diabetes.  Ask your doctor what is the right A1C number for you.  
The A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the past two-to-three month period.   
The public is invited to attend this free informative session.  For more information, please call Coffee Regional’s Education Department at 384-1900, Ext. 6930.  
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