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Living well with Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and the Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Parish Nurse Department is joining a national movement to stop diabetes.

DERBY, CT – November is National Diabetes Month and the Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Parish Nurse Department is joining a national movement to stop diabetes.

“Living Well with Diabetes” will be presented on Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 pm at Griffin Hospital. Dr. Liqun Song, a board certified internist and endocrinologist and MaryAnn Hagberg, R.D., CD-N, clinical nutrition manager at Griffin Hospital, will discuss this serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications and the key role diet and exercise plays. There is no charge for this program which is open to all interested persons, and particularly the “at risk” pre-diabetic. Registration is requested. Call 203-732-7371 or register online at www.griffinhealth.org.

The American Diabetes Association is asking everyone to consider that: 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes; 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes, and 1 out of every 3 children born today will face a future with diabetes, if current trends continue.

To learn more or to register for the November 10 program, call the Community Outreach and Parish Nurse Office at Griffin Hospital at 203-732-7371 or go to www.griffinhealth.org.

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Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He's a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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