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Diabetes 101 to educate care providers

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[August 14, 2008]  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is offering Diabetes 101 training next week on Thursday, Aug. 21. This is an educational, hands-on seminar for those who care for or work with diabetic youth and adults.

Teachers, classroom aides, coaches, nurses, day care providers and others who know someone with diabetes are encouraged to attend.

Instruction begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m. at Central School on Seventh St.

ALMH dietitian Jennifer DiPasquale is teaching the seminar, with contributions from the ALMH nursing staff. Topics include diabetes management routines, meal planning, determining insulin needs and administration of insulin injections.

ALMH will offer a lunch buffet and a variety of educational resources for participants to take home. The event is free.

Registration for the event is required and due by Monday. Workshop attendees should e-mail or call 732-2161, ext. 75199, to reserve their spot.

Diabetes education is just one of the many services offered by ALMH dietitians. These clinicians also assess the nutritional needs of ALMH inpatients, provide education and match a nutritional plan to each patient's individual physical needs and current medications. Outpatient nutritional counseling is also available with physician referral.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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