Health System To Host Diabetes Day ProgramDiabetes is a major health issue that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and the Georgia Department of Human Resources reports that diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in Georgia. November has been designated American Diabetes Month to call attention to diabetes, though increased awareness, prevention and management of the disease.
To help increase awareness of diabetes management and prevention, Southeast Georgia Health System will host a free diabetes education program on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Brunswick Campus in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center.
Designated Diabetes Day, the event will include free health screenings, including blood glucose screenings, lectures, exercise demos, vendors, and educational information. Fasting of eight hours, or two hours after a meal, is recommended for accurate blood glucose screening results.
The diabetes lecture topics include “Preventing and Controlling Diabetes” and “Eating the Right Foods.” Both lectures are open to the general public and include a question and answer session.
The event is free, but space is limited and registration is encouraged. To register, please call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447).