DENNISON--In recognition of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, Trinity Hospital Twin City is inviting all area type I and type II diabetics and their family and supporters to "Living Well with Diabetes." This free mini seminar will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the hospital's first floor St. Francis Conference Room at 819 N. First Street.
"Living Well with Diabetes" will help diabetics learn ways to get the most out of life while managing their health at the same time. The mini seminar will feature a panel of guest speakers who will cover medical information from head to toe. Dr. Anita R. Exley, Clinical Psychologist with Chrysalis Counseling Center, will provide encouraging information about handling stress and other emotions. Dr. Scott Keating, Optometrist with Vision Trends, will discuss the importance of maintaining good eye health; and Dr. Jon Oliverio, Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist with Trinity Hospital Twin City, will share tips for caring for the feet and improving wound care. The event will conclude with a question and answer session.
Healthy snacks will be provided at "Living Well with Diabetes," which is being hosted by the Trinity Hospital Twin City Community Outreach Department. Prior to the 6 p.m. presentation, Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered for $5 a test, from 5 to 6 p.m. To register for the free seminar or for the Hemoglobin A1C screening, visit www.trinitytwincity.org or call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124. Seating is limited to 50 people, so early registration is recommended.
"According to the recent Tuscarawas County Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Healthy Tusc, more than 6,400 county adults have diabetes," explained Kelly Bowe, Community Outreach Coordinator. "We are happy to have three local experts willing to provide information at this seminar to help the people in our area learn to thrive while living with diabetes."