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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher

Assistant Director

Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


“DIABETES: SOLVING THE HIGHS & LOWS OF BLOOD SUGAR” TOPIC OF FREE LECTURE AT WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NOVEMBER 3

Are you tired of riding the blood glucose roller coaster? People with diabetes can become frustrated because their readings are higher or lower than they would like. To help manage this issue, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perspectives in Health wellness series will offer a free program, “Diabetes: Solving the Highs & Lows of Blood Sugar,” on Thursday, November 3, 2011. Presented by the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop, the program will begin with a products fair at 6:30 PM, followed by a lecture at 7:30 PM. It will be held at the Winthrop Community Outreach Center, located at 101 Mineola Boulevard, at the corner of Second Street in Mineola.

Sharon Blasi, RN, CDE, Nurse Educator, the Diabetes Education Center, will explain what affects blood glucose levels and how the latest technology can help, as well as provide practical tips for how to minimize those highs and lows. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, please call (516) 663-8300.

Founded in 1979, the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop was the first diabetes education program in New York State to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association. The Center provides the knowledge, skills and tools people living with diabetes need to manage their chronic conditions successfully and avoid the many associated complications.

For information on the Diabetes Education Center or on other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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