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Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer evening informational workshop, ‘Carbohydrates: Which Matters Most? Quality or Quantity ’

Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer evening informational workshop, ‘Carbohydrates: Which Matters Most? Quality or Quantity ’

March 18 program conducted by Certified Dietitian Janine Killeen

WARWICK – (March 5) The key to keeping blood glucose levels at your goal is to balance the food you eat with your physical activity and any pills or insulin you take. If you eat more carbohydrates than usual, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be higher than usual. Likewise, if you eat less, you can expect your blood glucose levels to be lower. Finding the balance for yourself is important so you can feel your best, do the things you enjoy, and lower your risk of diabetes complications.

That message from the American Diabetes Association will be the subject of a talk that St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietitian Janine Killeen RD, CDE, CDN, a member of the Morrision Food Service team, will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, March 18. The support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital.  

“Diabetes in Check,” will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this important educational program geared toward all adults with diabetes and their families.

“We’re pleased to have Janine offer this important and informative presentation on carbohydrates,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN, “People who have diabetes know the impact of carbohydrates on their blood sugar and they should be watchful of the number of carbohydrate grams they are consuming for meals as well as snacks. How many carbohydrates, which can be measured in grams or servings that you eat per day, is important when you want to maintain or lose weight. Janine will briefly discuss carbohydrate counting and above all, discuss what matters most, quality or quantity.”

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital 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, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will 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 March 18 “Diabetes in Check” meeting. Seating is limited and all those planning to attend are asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168.

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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