Health System Hosts ‘World Diabetes Day’ Screenings

Diabetes is a major health issue with rates continuing to rise each year, and Georgia is part of what has been called the United States 'diabetes belt'. In recognition of World Diabetes Day, Southeast Georgia Health System will host a diabetes health lecture on Tues., November 13, and free diabetes screenings on Wed., November 14.

The free events will focus attention on the causes, risk factors, and treatment options of diabetes.

The free lecture titled “Living With Diabetes” will be presented by Winsome R. Bright, R.N., R.D., M.S., CDE, diabetes program coordinator, on Tues., November 13, 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick in the large activity room. The Senior Care Center is located across from the Health System at 2611 Wildwood Drive in Brunswick.

On Wed., November 14, from 2-7 p.m., certified diabetes educators will be on hand to provide free diabetes education, testing, and risk assessments. One-on-one diabetic foot care instruction will also be available. Testing and assessments will be held in the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center conference room on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world to increase awareness about of diabetes, its complications and prevention. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

To learn more about activities on the Brunswick Campus, please call 912-466-5606 or email.