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Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer Evening Informational Workshop, ‘How Sleep Disorders Impact People With Diabetes'


This is the message St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Director of Sleep Studies Marlene Salowitz will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of the season for “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, November 19. 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 for all adults with diabetes and their families.

Salowitz will discuss the importance of a good night’s sleep and the connection between sleep and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Metabolic syndrome (MS), the commonly used term for the clustering of obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, affects millions of people worldwide, and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Recently, it has been suggested that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), an increasingly prevalent condition, may contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

“Sleep is essential to good health,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “More and more studies are being done which show a relationship between lack of sleep and imbalance of hormones which control hunger. For some people, lack of sleep might be the answer to, ‘Why am I always so hungry?”

Braadt and Janine Killeen RD, CDE are always available at the Diabetes in Check sessions to answer questions.

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 November 19 “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.

                                            

St. Anthony Community Hospital Director of Sleep Studies Marlene Salowitz

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