December 19, 2007
MAURY REGIONAL OFFERS CLASS TO HELP CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR
COLUMBIA, Tenn.— Maury Regional Hospital will be offering a self-care class on how to control blood sugar on January 12 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 Hospital.
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, medications commonly used for treatment, 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. Pre-registration is preferred, but not mandatory. 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.