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NEPHROLOGIST TO ADDRESS SUPPORT GROUP AT ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL’S CENTER FOR DIABETES EDUCATION

September 16 program to feature Dr. Rachel Colvin addressing relationship between diabetes and kidney disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and Nephrology is the study and treatment of that disease.

On Monday evening, September 16, Dr. Rachel Colvin, a Board Certified Nephrologist associated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, will explain the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease at the monthly meeting of, “Diabetes in Check,” a support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

“Diabetes in Check,” sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital, will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this important educational program geared for all adults with diabetes and their families.

Rachel Colvin, DO, whose office is at 30 Hatfield Lane in Goshen, NY will point out the dangers of improper management of diabetes and the possibility of resulting kidney disease. She will also discuss the pros and cons of available preventatives and treatments including dialysis and transplant surgery.

“This is an opportunity for us to offer a program where people with diabetes and their families and caregivers will learn the good news that those who manage their diabetes properly can control their blood sugar and avoid more serious complications,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “We invite everyone with diabetes and their caregivers to attend this important meeting.”

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

All adults with diabetes and their caregivers are urged to attend the September 16 “Diabetes in Check” meeting. Seating is limited and all those planning to attend are asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.