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Hospital Offers Comprehensive
Diabetes Education Series

Chester River Hospital Center is offering a six-week course, "Living with Diabetes," a self-management program to help diabetics control their blood sugar and minimize the potentially severe complications of diabetes. The series will be offered twice, beginning on Thursday, September 9 and meeting every Thursday through October 14 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Medical Services Building conference room at the Hospital. It will be repeated beginning October 21 to December 2; it will not meet November 25.

Registered nurse Barbara K. McDanolds and Jennie Schmidt, a registered and licensed dietitian, will teach "Living with Diabetes"; both are certified diabetes educators. Other health care professionals will be invited to speak throughout the six-week course.

"Learning to control the factors that influence blood sugar is crucial to avoiding the serious complications that can be caused by diabetes," said McDanolds. "This course will help patients understand how diet, stress and physical activity can affect their body chemistry and what steps can be taken to control these factors."

This in-depth course has something to offer both newly diagnosed diabetics and those who have been living with the disease. The $125 program fee covers educational materials and a personal consultation with the dietitian; a family member or support person is invited to attend at no extra charge. Some insurance companies may cover the cost of the class with a doctor’s referral so interested participants should check with their doctor and insurance provider to confirm coverage. For more information about the "Living With Diabetes" course or to register, call (410) 778-3300, ext. 2320.