Beaufort, Jasper county hospitals to host diabetes events

info@islandpacket.comNovember 4, 2013 

Two area hospitals will present lectures and information sessions on diabetes and treatment beginning this week.

The sessions are designed to help those with diabetes, pre-diabetes or their caregivers learn how to manage the condition.

The first, "There's Nothing 'Pre' about Pre-Diabetes: What You Need to Know," will kick off Coastal Carolina Hospital's annual Diabetes University series. The session will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd.

Hilton Head Hospital will also host an hour-long information session on prediabetes at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the hospital's board room. The class wil cover nurtition and lifestyle strategies to help prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.

A half-daylong event, "Take Charge of your Diabetes," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at the Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Plantation. The event, hosted by Hilton Head Hospital, will sessions on nutrition, how technology can help with health goals, and a question and answer portion. Attendees must register by Nov. 7.

Coastal Carolina Hospital's series will continue with two other events:

  • "Gut Check: Learn How Diabetes Affects Your Digestion and the GI Tract," from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 in Ste. 220 of the medical office building, 1001 Medical Center Drive, Hardeeville

  • "Sweet Healing: Poor Diabetes Control and its Effect on Surgery and Wound Healing," from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center, 40 Okatie Center Blvd. S., Okatie.

  • To attend any of the events, call 1-877-582-2737. Select option 1 for Coastal Carolina Hospital and option 2 for Hilton Head Hospital.

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