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Mercy Hospital to host free Community Diabetes Education Classes in November‏

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In celebration of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Mercy Hospital Logan County will host free weekly diabetes education classes every Tuesday throughout November.

MercyThe hospital has offered diabetes education classes since 1986 to patients with diabetes, caregivers and family members wanting to better understand how they can help their loved one manage diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25.8 million or 8.3% of U.S. children and adults have diabetes, and more than 79 million people in the United States have prediabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death nationally and contributes to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, blindness, amputations, pregnancy complications, and nervous system disease.

“Our hope is by the end of the month-long series of classes, patients and their loved ones feel less overwhelmed by the diabetes diagnosis,” said Kaye Freudenberger, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator at Mercy Hospital Logan County.

The classes will feature the following topics:

·         Information on medication and diabetes monitoring presented by Dr. Casey Peters, a family medicine physician

·         Meal planning presented by Diane Minnis, registered dietitian

·         Advice on exercise presented by a member of the Mercy Therapy Services team

·         Complications with diabetes presented by Dr. Douglas Cook, an optometrist 

Space is limited so please RSVP for the free diabetes education classes by Friday, Oct. 31. You must register in order to attend. To register, call (405) 282-6700 and provide your name, phone number and the number of people who will be attending. The classes will be held every Tuesday in November from 7 to 9 p.m. in Mercy Hospital Logan County’s conference rooms, located at 200 South Academy Road in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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