Gor­don Hospi­tal of­fers spe­cial di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion class in honor of Amer­i­can Di­a­betes Month

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­ports

(Cal­houn, Ga.) -- In honor of Amer­i­can Di­a­betes Month, Gor­don Hospi­tal is host­ing a spe­cial di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion class with re­fresh­ments and free glu­cose me­ters on Fri­day, Nov. 17 in Con­fer­ence Room A ( en­ter through Gor­don Hospi­tal’s East En­trance) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

De­signed to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tion to those di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes, this free class cov­ers top­ics such as blood glu­cose mon­i­tor­ing, di­a­betic risk re­duc­tion, liv­ing an ac­tive life, med­i­ca­tion re­view, healthy eat­ing, prob­lem solv­ing, and healthy cop­ing.

“I love at­tend­ing the di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion classes at Gor­don Hospi­tal,” said Cathy Bryant, a reg­u­lar at­tendee. “Each class is ben­e­fi­cial, and I es­pe­cially en­joy try­ing the di­a­betic-friendly foods they pro­vide. I can’t wait to try out the recipes my­self!”

“I look for­ward to ev­ery class,” said Sharon De­camp, a reg­u­lar at­tendee. “I al­ways learn some­thing new, and I like the peo­ple.”

For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, please call 706.602.7800 ext. 2290 or 2310. About Gor­don Hospi­tal Founded in 1935, Gor­don Hospi­tal is proud to be a mem­ber of Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem. With 45 hospi­tal cam­puses and more than 8,300 li­censed beds in nine states, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem is a faith-based health­care or­ga­ni­za­tion head­quar­tered in Al­ta­monte Springs, Florida. A na­tional leader in qual­ity, safety, and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion, Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem’s more than 80,000 em­ploy­ees main­tain a tra­di­tion of whole-per­son health by car­ing for the phys­i­cal, emo­tional, and spir­i­tual needs of ev­ery pa­tient. Each Ad­ven­tist Health Sys­tem fa­cil­ity op­er­ates in­de­pen­dently in de­liv­er­ing care and ser­vices to best meet the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties they serve. While each en­tity is unique, all re­main united in one mis­sion of ex­tend­ing the heal­ing min­istry of Christ.

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