Chiropractor Dr. Wayne Rossi to Speak at Diabetes in Check Meeting at St. Anthony Community Hospital
WARWICK – (March 2) – The benefits of exercise and proper nutrition for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes include decreasing insulin and lowering blood sugars.
This is the message Warwick Chiropractor Dr. Wayne Rossi will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, March 17. 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.
According to the American Diabetes Association, as many as three million Americans are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Previously known as juvenile diabetes, the disease is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
“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.
Dr. Rossi, who has practiced chiropractic medicine in Warwick for 32 years, has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and was the chiropractic sports physician at Warwick Valley High School for 25 years. He also served as medical coordinator for the Warwick Marathon.
During his presentation Dr. Rossi will explain that exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous and can be any physical activity that gets you moving. He will also offer suggestions for mild exercises that can easily be performed by anyone including those who have limited mobility.
“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 keep active experience better control of their blood sugar,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “Exercise is a very important aspect of everyone’s general health but especially important for those who have diabetes.”
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 17 “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.
Braadt and St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Janine Killeen RD, CDE are also available at “Diabetes in Check” sessions to answer any questions.
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.
It includes the Bon Secours Medical Group, a regional network of nearly 80 primary and specialty care providers with convenient locations throughout the Hudson Valley.
For a list of providers visit http://bschs.org/find-a-physician-bon-secours-medical-group.html
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 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
Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic healthcare system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassionate healthcare to those in need. For more information visit BSCHS.BonSecours.com
About Bon Secours Health System
Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Visit www.bshsi.org for more information.
Photo: Dr. Wayne Rossi