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Hospital plans diabetes events

Friday, October 21, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- In recognition of November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Union Hospital's Diabetes Education Center has planned the following activities and events.

On Monday, Nov. 7, the public is invited to attend a free dinner and presentation of "Taking Control with Curtis Story."

Story is a member of the sanofi-aventis A1C Champions Program, which is a patient led approach to diabetes education. He will share his personal experience about living with diabetes, including learning about effective self-management, developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle and overcoming fears surrounding diabetes.

The event will take place at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education on Union Hospital's campus, 1433 N. 6 St., Terre Haute, and begins at 5:30 p.m., with an opportunity to meet vendors.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and speaker presentations begin at 6:15 p.m.

Call the Diabetes Education Center at 812-238-7577 to reserve a seat.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the center will offer a Pre-Diabetes Class from 6-9 p.m., in the Union Hospital Professional Office Building, Suit 503, 1530 N. 7 St., Terre Haute.

The class is designed for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.

Cost is $40 and will include a personalized meal plan, physical activity guide, glucose monitor, complication awareness, health care resource information and more.

Low-income assistance is available.

The center is also not accepting used needles and lancets for proper disposal.

Needles and lancets should be placed in a sealed plastic container. Disposal containers can be made using empty laundry detergent or fabric softener plastic bottles and sealing the lid with duct tape once full.

Drop off times are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Diabetes Education Center.

No loose needles or needles in glass containers, cardboard boxes or plastic bags will be accepted.

For more information, call 812-238-7577.



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