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October 1, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS CLASS TO HELP CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— Maury Regional Medical Center will be offering a self-care class on how to control blood sugar on October 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Conference Room on the first floor.

“If you or someone you love is having difficulty keeping your fasting blood sugar below 126, then this class will offer some helpful information on how to better control your blood sugar, resulting in improved overall health,” said Donna Shedd, RN and diabetes program coordinator at Maury Regional Medical Center.

According to Shedd, elevated blood sugar can have a significant impact on one’s overall health. If left uncontrolled, it can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and complications with kidney function.

The class will cover the effects of fluctuating blood sugar on the functions of the body, how to accurately monitor blood sugars, and medications commonly used for treatment. Other topics addressed include diet, exercise and complications that may result from consistently elevated blood sugar levels. It will begin with an informational DVD and be followed by a question and answer session.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. The cost of the course is $20; however, each person may bring one guest at no additional charge. For more information and to register, call Donna Shedd at 931.540.4324.

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