American Diabetes Month is observed every November to help raise awareness
of the 29 million Americans—and their families—living with
diabetes. To elevate recognition locally, Southeast Georgia Health System
is offering a series of four free classes in November on the Brunswick
and Camden campuses to help patients better manage their disease.
“One in 11 Americans are living with diabetes today,” says
Sue Ullrich, R.N., MA.Ed, diabetes program coordinator and certified diabetes
educator (CDE). “People living with diabetes day-to-day need a good
understanding of how to self-manage their disease for a healthy quality
of life. Doing so also decreases the risk of complications associated
with diabetes including kidney disease, blindness, heart attack, stroke,
nerve damage and infections leading to amputation.”
The class schedule includes:
Session 1: On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes - 2 hours
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.
Camden: Monday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Session 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose - 2 hours
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m.
Camden: Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
Session 3:Diabetes and Healthy Eating - 3 hours
Camden: Monday, Nov. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m.
Session 4: Continuing on Your Journey with Diabetes - 2 hours
Camden: Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m.
Brunswick: Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m.
Although there is no cost to attend the November classes, a physician referral
is required, along with advance registration by Friday, Oct. 28. To reserve
your seat, please call Diabetes Education in Brunswick at 912-466-1689
or Camden at 912-576-6488. All classes are taught by Ullrich and Christina
Miller, R.N., CDE. The Health System’s outpatient diabetes education
program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing
Quality Self-Management Education and Support