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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD FREE DIABETES SEMINAR – 7/14/2015

One-hour educational presentation will focus on proper A1C and blood sugar management through the use of insulin.

July 14, 2015 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center, together with the A1C Champions Program of Sanofi U.S., will be providing a free, one-hour educational program on diabetes management and treatment. The event will take place in the second floor boardroom at Catskill Regional Medical Center, and will be held on July 30, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

“This presentation is an excellent opportunity for members of our community to learn how to better partner with their healthcare providers in the treatment and management of their diabetes,” said Manager of the Diabetes Self-Management Program at Catskill Regional, Shelly Dehaan. “With an estimated 29.1 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, this is an important topic for us to continue to offer the public education, information and guidance.”

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 (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. An A1C test uses a blood sample to provide information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, or blood sugar, over a period of three months. Insulin treatment is a critical part of managing symptoms and reactions for those who struggle with diabetes. The goal of insulin therapy is to maintain blood sugar and A1C levels within a healthy target range.

The free seminar at Catskill Regional will include discussion on using insulin to help achieve blood sugar control, reaching healthy A1C levels, misconceptions about insulin and the challenges of finding balance with controlling blood sugar and starting insulin.

Those who have questions about the event, or would like to know more information, may contact Barbara Shields at Catskill Regional Medical Center at 845-794-3300 x2106 or bshields@crmcny.org.

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visitwww.crmcny.org.