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Diabetes education at Griffin Hospital

April 7, 2019 GMT

DERBY — The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about how individuals diagnosed with diabetes can benefit from annual wellness checkups 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Regular visits with a diabetes care team are very important to diabetes management. Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger will lead “Getting the Most Out of Your Office Visits,” an open discussion about preparing for visits to the doctor, questions to ask, blood glucose tracker tips, and follow-up visits, including tests and checkups. The talk will also cover working with care providers to set diabetes care goals for your blood sugar, A1c, weight, blood pressure, medication schedule, meal plan and physical activity.

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The presentations will be in the hospital’s Dining Room Meeting Room 1.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Individuals with diabetes and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.

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