Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Elk Regional Announces Diabetes Support Groups

Elk Regional Health Center's certified diabetes educators will hold diabetes support groups throughout 2012. The support groups, which are designed to give diabetics and their family members tips on diabetes management, are free-of-charge and open to the public.

This year, meetings will be held on Jan. 25, March 28, May 23, August 22, and Oct. 24.

During these support group meetings, our certified diabetes educators will help attendees set personal goals for 2012, learn about meal planning tips, learn about healthy meals to make during the summer time, discuss the importance of proper monitoring, and learn about exercise options.

Each support group meeting will be held between 4-5 p.m. in the Diabetic Education Conference Room at Elk Regional Health Center's St. Marys campus. To find the conference room, come in the Main Entrance and follow the brown floor tiles toward the main elevators. Continue straight past the elevators and vending machines. The conference room is on the right.

For more information, call the Diabetic Education Department at (814) 788-8660.

Details are also available by visiting Elk Regional on Facebook and clicking the Events tab, or by using the Events calendar located on the Health System's Web site.