CAMBRIDGE -- Diabetes affects nearly 29 million Americans and an estimated 86 million people are at risk for developing the disease. According to the 2011 statistics from the Center for Disease Control, diabetes affects 13.3 percent of the Guernsey County population.
On Monday, November 3rd, Southeastern Med's Dining with a Doc program will host a presentation highlighting diabetes, obesity and heart disease. John Caffaratti, MD, Cardiology Consultants will be speaking at Southeastern Med's cafeteria, located at 1341 Clark St., in Cambridge. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.
"In response to our Community Health Needs Assessment, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity (as well as heart disease and stroke) are within the top six health conditions to be focused on in our community. Diabetes can be a result of obesity/decreased physical activity and can contribute to heart disease and stroke," explained Cindy Fisher, RN, CDE at Southeastern Med.
Registration for Dining with a Doc is required by Oct. 27. Seating is limited.
For information or to register, call Southeastern Med's Wellness Resources Department at 740-435-2900.