November 12, 2012

Wayne Medical Center offers free "Controlling Your Blood Sugar" seminar on November 29


WAYNESBORO, TN – Wayne Medical Center (WMC) will host a free “Controlling Your Blood Sugar” seminar on Thursday, November 29. The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the main conference room located on the ground floor of WMC.

According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25.8 million adults and children in the United States—more than 8% of the country’s population—have diabetes. Millions more are at risk for the disease. Tennessee has one of the nation’s highest incidence rates for diabetes.

At the upcoming seminar, Donna Shedd, RN, a certified diabetes educator at Maury Regional Medical Center, will provide an overview of diabetes and high blood sugar. Topics will include controlling high blood sugar, the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes and complications of the disease.

“Diabetes and elevated blood sugar can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health, leading to serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, nerve damage and kidney damage,” Shedd said. “People who have been told they have pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes often do not view themselves as being at risk for diabetes, but anyone who has trouble controlling their blood sugar can face some of the same challenges as someone already diagnosed with diabetes.”

Those with diabetes or high blood sugar are encouraged to attend this seminar. Seating is limited and registration is requested. To register or learn more, call 722.2041.