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New diabetes program begins at Coshocton Hospital

| February 19, 2014

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Hospital Physicians, Dietitians, Physical Therapists and Pharmacists have joined together to develop a new educational series for people living with diabetes. The six-week Diabetes Management Program is designed to address the challenges people with diabetes face every day. The program will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Coshocton Hospital beginning March 6.

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; medical treatments; staying fit; and 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; and others who will lead interactive discussions about managing diabetes in everyday life. The series will be repeated several times each year, with the next series beginning on June 5.

Seating is limited for this informative program 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 March 6 class.

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