Marshall Medical Center offers free seminar on diabetes management


LEWISBURG, Tenn. —Marshall Medical Center (MMC) will host a free seminar on managing diabetes and high blood sugar on Tuesday, October 30. The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the main conference room near the hospital’s main entrance.

Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans. The most common form of the disease—Type 2—occurs when an individual’s fasting blood glucose level is consistently above 126. High blood sugar levels can increase an individual’s risk for heart disease, kidney damage, stroke and other conditions.

During the seminar, Michelle Kennedy, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with Maury Regional Health, will address ways that blood sugar levels can be better controlled and the risk for side effects lowered.

“Simple changes to our diet and the addition of moderate exercise can have a positive impact on blood sugar levels in many cases,” said Kennedy.

Free blood glucose testing will be offered by MMC staff members prior to the seminar, from 5:30 until 6 p.m.  Fasting for several hours prior to testing is recommended for most accurate results. A door prize drawing will also be held.

Registration is not required. For more information, call 931.359.6241 or visit the Classes and Events section.

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