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.