Living with Diabetes Subject of Free Seminar Nov. 12 in Camden County

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov.5, 2009 – According to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (GDHR), approximately 700,000 adults in Georgia were diagnosed with diabetes in 2007. The GDHR also estimates that for every two Georgians diagnosed with the disease, another person has not been diagnosed. According to Certified Diabetes Educator Evelyn Tatum, RN, type 2 diabetes is also the most prevalent form of the disease in Camden County and 90% of the diabetes patients she works with have this type. If you or a loved one has diabetes, you are invited to attend the free seminar, “Living with Diabetes,” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys. Tatum will be the featured speaker for the event and will cover such topics as how to select the right foods to eat.

Tatum, a native of Hazlehurst, Georgia, graduated with an Associate’s degree in nursing from Baptist College of Charleston (now Charleston Southern University) in 1983 and completed additional training to became a certified diabetes educator in 2003. She has worked for the Health System since 1991. Tatum is presently on the Advisory Board of the Coastal Medical Access Project’s (CMAP) Chronic Disease Management Program and was named their Volunteer of the Year for 2008. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Jacksonville Association of Diabetes Educators, which named her their Diabetes Educator of the Year in 2007. Tatum is also a member of the Iota Tau Sorority-International Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and served on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Advisory Board in 2008.

Light refreshments will be served and following her talk, Tatum will answer questions from the audience. To register for this seminar or any other Health System seminar, call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5160 or visit www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.