Diabetes Patient to Share Personal Experience at the May OCH Support Group Meeting

Date(s) - 07/08/2014
5:30 pm

OCH Regional Medical Center


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The upcoming OCH Diabetes Support Group will feature lessons on managing diabetes from a real patient, with real A1C control, providing real inspiration.

Special Guest Speaker
Amy Hayes will share her personal experiences with diabetes and taking insulin to help control
her blood sugar. Hayes is a specially trained member of the A1C Champions® Program, supported by Sanofi US, which provides a patient-led approach to diabetes education. A1C is a laboratory test that measures blood sugar control over a period of time.

If you or someone you love is living with diabetes, join us for this upcoming meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the OCH Educational Facility. The class is led by Certified Diabetes Educator Nicky Yeatman and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Yeatman at (662) 615-2668.

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. It is estimated that that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.