A free program Monday, March 18
Cumberland Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group welcomes Dr. John Sherrill, who serves as medical director for the program and is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with Crossville Medical Group, as its guest speaker Monday, March 18 at noon. The meeting will be held in CMC Conference Center C on the second floor and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by calling (931) 459-7164.
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 817, 852 people in Tennessee have diabetes. This is nearly 15 percent of the state’s overall population. Every year, an estimated 38,000 people in Tennessee are diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that results when the body produces little to no insulin to help process blood sugar (glucose). Prediabetes is often diagnosed when there is an elevated blood sugar, but it is not yet high enough to have the condition completely.
Proper education, diet, and exercise can help manage and prevent diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can often result in blindness, kidney disease, amputations, heart disease, and neuropathy.
Diabetes Services at CMC helps provide diabetes self-management education, which is often covered by most insurance plans. The center also holds a free diabetes support group monthly to further assist one in their journey of living with diabetes. For more information, contact Diabetes Services at Cumberland Medical Center by calling (931) 459-7164.
For more information about the event or to secure your seat to attend, please call (931) 459-7164.