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FREE: Diabetes & Holiday Eating Class

Posted on November 13, 2017

Monday, November 20 at CMC

Do you or your loved one have diabetes?  Learn how to enjoy your favorite holiday meals and still make healthier eating choices at Cumberland Medical Center’s upcoming Diabetes Services support group.

There is no cost to attend. People with diabetes as well as those who help care for others with diabetes are welcome to attend. The session will be held Monday, November 20 at noon in CMC’s Diabetes Services Conference Room, just off Cleveland Street.  

“You don’t have to stop making your family’s favorite holiday meals,” says Linda Brown, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with Cumberland Medical Center’s diabetes services. “Making simple adjustments like using fat-free diary ingredients can go a long way in making it a healthier dish for the entire family to enjoy.”

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.

 


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