Diabetes management series begins in September at Coshocton Hospital

| August 17, 2014

COSHOCTON – When faced with the challenge of managing diabetes, it helps to learn from doctors and dietitians who can explain the dynamics of diabetes and provide advice for maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. The team approach to diabetes education is the concept behind Coshocton Hospital’s program, “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.” The free 6-week program is designed to address the challenges people with diabetes face every day. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Coshocton Hospital beginning Sept. 4.

The free program includes six 90-minute sessions with healthcare professionals discussing a broad variety of topics including: how to count carbohydrates and read nutrition labels; understanding diabetes; making and keeping lifestyle changes; and understanding the dynamics of food. The series will also focus on testing glucose levels and assessing the signs of potential problems. The sixth week in the series will feature a cooking demonstration highlighting delicious ways to prepare well-balanced meals for a healthy lifestyle.

The series presenters include health care professionals such as Smriti Vaid, MD, of the Coshocton Hospital Pleasant Valley Clinic; Robert Gwinn, DO, Chief Medical Officer; John Smilo, DPM; Chad Guess, DC; licensed dietitian Krista Mathews; and others who will lead interactive discussions about managing diabetes in everyday life. New to the series is a class visit to Baker’s Foods where participants can put what they’ve learned to the test in the grocery aisles, with dietitians at their side to offer advice.

Seating for this informative program is limited, and registration is required by calling Jennifer Bylaw at (740) 623-4028. Registration is also accepted online at the hospital’s website, www.ccmh.com; go to “Community Education” and click on “Calendar of Events and Classes” to locate the Sept. 4 class.


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