Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fauquier Health Focuses on Diabetes This Fall

Here are just a few statistics from the American Diabetes Association:

  • 25.8 million children and adults in the United States -- 8.3% of the population -- have diabetes.

  • About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes.

  • Diabetes can contribute to high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.

There is good news too. Type 2 diabetes is largely a lifestyle disease and can often be prevented. Healthy habits can also help manage symptoms and delay complications.

Fauquier Health is holding several events this fall that address the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Diabetes Mini-Medical School

All sessions will be held at Fauquier Hospital's Sycamore Room, from 7 to 9 p.m.
October 13
Diabetes Basics
With Lida Tabatabaeian, M.D., endocrinologist
Kidneys and Diabetes
With Nivedita Chander, M.D., nephrologist

November 3
Your Heart and Diabetes
With R. Preston Perrin, M.D., cardiologist
Keeping Up with Diabetes
With Esther Bahk, M.D., internist

November 10
Holistic Approaches to Managing Diabetes
With Joseph David, M.D., internist

Diabetes Expo
October 1
• Screenings
• Meet with diabetes vendors
• Q & A with opthalmologist, pharmacist, sleep apnea specialist and wound care specialist

Healthy Cooking Demo
October 26
6:30 p.m. at The Bistro

National Diabetes Day
November 14
Free blood screenings – 7 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s main lobby; 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center

Call 540-316-3588 to register for Mini Medical School or the Healthy Cooking Demonstration. Call 540-316-2652 for more information about the Diabetes Expo or National Diabetes Day.

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