The National Diabetes Statistics Report released in 2014 revealed that 29.1 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Pre-diabetes affects another 86 million Americans.
In a continued effort to improve and prevent such statistics from increasing, the Greene County Medical Center diabetes management staff is offering three “Diabetes 101” courses in June. Sessions are scheduled for:
- Monday, June 1, 10 am at the Glidden Wellness Center, Glidden
- Monday, June 1, 1:30 pm at the Scranton Library, Scranton
- Thursday, June 11, 10:30 am in the Walton Woods apartment complex community room, Jefferson.
An overview of diabetes — Type 1, Type 2 and pre-diabetes – will be the focus of the sessions. Risk factors, symptoms, complications, treatments and the economic burden associated with diabetes will also be shared. An upcoming new program, the Diabetes Prevention Program, will be introduced, as well as other chronic disease management services available to community members.
The sessions are free and open to the general public. Anyone with pre-diabetes, diabetes or a family history of diabetes is encouraged to attend.
Throughout the month of June, the medical center’s diabetes management staff will also visit area provider clinics sharing information about the full scope of chronic disease management programs available at Greene County Medical Center. For more information, please contact Denise Promes, director of care management, at 515-386-2114.