Fatty liver disease has most often been associated with alcohol addiction, but did you know that it also a risk factor for those with diabetes? “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” will be the subject for discussion at the next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Shelton Diabetes Support Group Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pershing Room at Mason General Hospital.
KC Graham, PA-C, from MGH Olympic Physicians, will present the class, explaining what non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is, how it is treated, and what contributes to the disease – the incidence of which has doubled over the past 20 years! Family members or significant others are also invited to attend, as their understanding is important in helping a loved one manage diabetes.
The Shelton Diabetes Support Group, affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets at MGH every third Thursday of the month from September to June. It is free and open to people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, their friends, and family. For more information call Sue Barwick, R.N., C.D.E., at (360) 427-7332.