Healthy meal planning is an important part of diabetes self- management, and when you’re cooking for just one or two people, you may be getting tired of frozen entrees. Start the fall season with some delicious new ideas for “Super Single Meals” at the season opener of Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ Allyn and Shelton Support Group meetings.
- The Shelton Diabetes Support Group meets on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital. This group meets the third Thursday of the month from September to June.
- The Allyn Diabetes Support Group meets on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Port of Allyn building’s meeting room. This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from September to June.
MGH&FC’s Certified Diabetes Educator Sarah Fulkerson, C.D., R.D., C.D.E., will present at both classes, with lots of healthy, tasty meal alternatives to share with you. Bring along a family member, friend or significant other for support ? and they too can enjoy a new culinary experience.
Both Diabetes Support Group are affiliated with the American Diabetes Association. These free meetings are designed to support, encourage and inform everyone in the community about the many ways to manage diabetes. For more information call Debbie McGinnis, R.N., BSN, C.D.E., at (360) 427-7332.
TWO DAY “LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES” CLASS TO BE OFFERED IN SEPTEMBER
Learning proper self-management of diabetes is important to the overall health and wellbeing of diabetic patients. To facilitate patient education in this area, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day class in “Diabetes Self-Management” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 & 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pershing Room at Mason General Hospital.
MGH&FC’s team of Diabetes Wellness professionals will present the class, covering everything about diabetes – including its diagnosis, medications, prevention and treatment of complications, meal planning, exercise, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a health care team.
Previous diabetes education and advance registration are required to attend this class and space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Debbie McGinnis, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941, (from Allyn, (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941). There is a fee for this class, but Diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.