Adult Diabetes Support Group Monthly Meeting is on Monday evening, March 17
WARWICK – (March 2) – The benefits of exercise and proper nutrition for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes include decreasing insulin and lowering blood sugars.
This is the message Warwick Chiropractor Dr. Wayne Rossi will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, March 17. The support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital.
According to the American Diabetes Association, as many as three million Americans are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Previously known as juvenile diabetes, the disease is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
“Diabetes in Check,” 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.
Dr. Rossi, who has practiced chiropractic medicine in Warwick for 32 years, has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and was the chiropractic sports physician at Warwick Valley High School for 25 years. He also served as medical coordinator for the Warwick Marathon.
During his presentation Dr. Rossi will explain that exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous and can be any physical activity that gets you moving. He will also offer suggestions for mild exercises that can easily be performed by anyone including those who have limited mobility.
“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 keep active experience better control of their blood sugar,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “Exercise is a very important aspect of everyone’s general health but especially important for those who have diabetes.”
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 March 17 “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.
Braadt and St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Janine Killeen RD, CDE are also available at “Diabetes in Check” sessions to answer any questions.
For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.