October 13, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center will offer a free seminar on how to control blood sugar on November 4 in the Auxiliary Conference Room on the medical center’s first floor. The program will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow.

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

According to Shedd, elevated blood sugar can have a significant impact on one’s overall health. “Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, nerve damage and kidney damage,” said Shedd.

The upcoming seminar will cover the effects of elevated blood sugar on the body, how to accurately monitor blood sugar, and medications commonly used for treatment. Those who attend will also learn how diet and exercise can help to control blood sugar. The program will include an informational DVD and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Refreshments will be served and seating is limited so pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call Donna Shedd at 931.540.4324.