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Diabetes and kidney disease topic at May 21 support group meeting

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On Monday, May 21, Dr. Rachel Colvin, a board-certified nephrologist affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, will explain the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease at the monthly meeting of "Diabetes in Check," a diabetes support group.


Diabetes and kidney disease topic at May 21 support group meeting

WARWICK (May 6) - Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease. Nephrology is the study and treatment of that disease.

On Monday, May 21, Dr. Rachel Colvin, a board-certified nephrologist affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, will explain the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease at the monthly meeting of "Diabetes in Check," a support group open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

The support group, sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital, will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. The public is invited to attend; the program is geared for all adults with diabetes and their families.

Dr. Colvin, whose office is at 30 Hatfield Lane in Goshen, will point out the dangers of improper management of diabetes and the possibility of resulting kidney disease. She will also discuss the pros and cons of available preventatives and treatments including dialysis and transplant surgery.

"This is an opportunity for us to offer a program where people with diabetes and their families and caregivers will learn the good news that those who manage their diabetes properly can control of their blood sugar and avoid more serious complications," said Lourdes Braadt, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator at St. Anthony Community Hospital. "We invite everyone with diabetes and their caregivers to attend this important meeting."

The Center for Diabetes Education offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment and emotional support, and seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

All adults with diabetes and their caregivers are urged to attend the May 21 meeting. Seating is limited; anyone planning to attend is asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168. No programs are planned for June and July.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168, or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

 

 

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

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