Free Diabetes Support Group Offered at
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[August 09, 2014]
LINCOLN - August 5, 2014 - According to
the Healthy Communities Institute, diabetes was the seventh leading
cause of death in the United States in 2007. In 2010, an estimated 25.8
million people or 8.3 percent of the population had diabetes. In Logan
County, 9.9 percent of residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital announced today that it will
continue to provide a free support group for people with diabetes
mellitus. The support group will meet on the third Friday of each
month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The one-hour meetings
begin at 11 a.m. in the Wombacher Room at ALMH. The meetings are
free and no registration is required. Jennifer DiPasquale, a
registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, leads the
The diabetes support group is a great opportunity to get practical
and timely information to learn how to manage your diabetes,
DiPasquale said. Family members, friends and caregivers are also
welcome to attend the meetings.
The topics for the next four meetings are:
August 15: Understanding Diabetes
September 19: Blood Sugar Pattern Management
November 17: Thanksgiving Tame the Feast
December 21: Holiday Strategies
January 19: New Year Time to Review Your Care Plan.
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Interested individuals should call DiPasquale at (217)
605-5535 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200
Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. For more information, visit ALMH.org.
[Text received; ANGELA STOLTZENBURG,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL]