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Counting Carbs For Diabetes

BRIDGEPORT — “Counting Carbs for Diabetes” is the next in the Staying Healthy with Diabetes series of free seminars for the public on coping with the disease presented by St Vincent’s Medical Center and Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, August 10, from 6 to 7:30 pm  in St. Vincent’s Hawley 3-B Conference Room.

The seminars will cover different aspects of managing diabetes with the goal of living a full and active life. Individuals need not attend all of the remaining five seminars to participate.

Featured speaker at all the seminars will be clinical manager Molly Kirschner, RD, CDE, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with Animas.

“We are pleased to collaborate on this project with diabetes educators at Animas because the seminars will bring valuable information and helpful strategies to people living with diabetes in our community,” said St Vincent’s clinical nurse specialist Pat Gantert, MSN, RNC. “Many medical problems associated with diabetes may be avoided if the individual develops healthy eating and exercise patterns.”

According to Ms Kirschner, the seminars will cover the challenges and benefits of activity and exercise, strategies for maintaining good blood glucose levels during activity, techniques and tips to assist in counting carbs, meal planning, breaking free from injections, and learning how to stay on a healthy diet during holidays and special occasions.

Other upcoming seminars include:

September 14: “Stay Healthy Through Physical Activity”

November 9:  “How Stress Affects Diabetes”

December 14: “Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes”

To register, contact Pat Gantert at 203-576-5482 or pgantert@stvincents.org.

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