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Peninsula Regional Medical Center has several diabetes support groups and education opportunities coming up in November:
  • The Kids and Teens Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Peninsula Regional Medical Center's Avery W. Hall Education Center in the Wor-Wic Room. The topic will be "Commit to Be Fit," with speaker Mollie Reymann, MS, Exercise Specialist, PRMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • What’s Bugging You About Diabetes? 6-8 p.m. Avery W. Hall Education Center Auditorium, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. Free. Peninsula Regional Endocrinology and its Diabetes Education Program invite anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and infections to attend a free education event, “What’s Bugging You About Diabetes?” The program will feature an educational presentation and exhibits from companies involved in diabetes care and services. Jack Snitzer, DO, endocrinologist with Peninsula Regional Endocrinology in Salisbury will discuss the relationship between infections, including cellulitis and osteomyelitis, and diabetes that is not well controlled. The “What’s Bugging You About Diabetes?” program begins at 6:00 p.m. with vendor displays until 7:00 p.m. Dr. Snitzer’s presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour. An RSVP is required; please call Peninsula Regional Endocrinology’s Diabetes Education Program at 410-543-7061.
  • Two sessions of diabetes educational classes will be held during the months of November and December: Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. They focus on nutrition, foot care, glucose monitoring, exercise and other self-management skills to help assist with diabetes control. The evening class session will meet  on five Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning November 13, 2013 and ending December 18, 2013.  The week that includes Thanksgiving will be skipped.  The afternoon class session will meet at the Medical Center on five Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning November 14, 2013 and ending December 19, 2013.  Thanksgiving Thursday will be skipped.  A nurse and a registered dietitian, who are both certified diabetes instructors, will teach all classes. Registration is required.  The cost of the five-week program may be reimbursed by your insurance.
  • The Peninsula Regional Medical Center Diabetes Education Program’s next Insulin Pump Club meeting is scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013 in the CQI-2 conference room in the Avery W. Hall Educational Center on the Peninsula Regional campus. The Insulin Pump club is for anyone who wears a pump or is interested in using one.  New technology, pump management techniques and lifestyle issues are presented and discussed by diabetes care professionals.  This is an excellent opportunity for all participants to share beneficial ideas and life experiences.  This is a free support program, so there are no dues or fees to attend.
For more information or to register for any of these programs, please call the Peninsula Regional Diabetes Education Program at 410-543-7061.