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Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease

Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease

Rosie Murrell will be delivering a free educational program at King Solomon Baptist Church to share diabetes self‐management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes. Along with Rosie, Abilene Regional Medical Center will provide health care professionals to answer medical questions regarding diabetes, related complications, diet, and how to prepare healthy meals. Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will be provided along with a cooking demonstration and provision of a light healthy lunch. Rosie is a member of the A1C Champions® Program, supported by Sanofi, which is a patient–led approach to diabetes education. A1C Champions® Know first–‐hand the challenges and obstacles to maintaining control of their diabetes. They are REAL people…with REAL A1C control…providing REAL inspiration. {{more}} Topics Covered include:   *Achieving good glucose control   *Learning about effective self–‐management   *Developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle   *Planning and prioritizing diabetes management   * Overcoming Fears surrounding diabetes   * Finding resources for diabetes support If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes or has an A1C that is 7% or above, the A1C Champions® can provide motivation to take those first steps to better blood glucose control. Diabetes patients need to know they are not alone and there are people like Rosie who can help them along their journey with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin the hormone needed to transport glucose from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed. At the same time about 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C  WHERE:King Solomon Baptist  Church 1050 Minda StreetWHEN:Saturday, April 20th 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.RSVP:By April 11th 695–‐6606CONTACT: DR. T. FITTS @ 695–‐6606 with any questions

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