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by Sa­man­tha Sam­ples, ex­ec­u­tive chef for Mor­ri­son Health­care.

Reg­is­tered di­eti­tian Emily Wa­ters will also be avail­able to ex­plain health ben­e­fits of the ingredients and an­swer ques­tions about nutri­tion.

Ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions by health care professionals will cover the fol­low­ing topics: nu­tri­tional man­age­ment of Type II Di­a­betes, heart health, di­a­betes med­i­ca­tions, com­pli­ca­tion pre­ven­tion, as well

as di­a­betes and eye health. Steven Bran­don, MD, will also be in at­ten­dance to an­swer ques­tions from par­tic­i­pants.

OCH Clin­i­cal Nutri­tion Man­ager and Di­a­betes Self-Man­age­ment Train­ing Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor Nicky Yeat­man said Mis­sis­sippi con­sis­tently ranks among the top two states in the na­tion in di­a­betes preva­lence and cur­rently ranks num­ber one.

“It's a con­cern­ing statis­tic, and even more alarm­ing, so many peo­ple have di­a­betes and don't know it,” Yeat­man said. “The OCH Cen­ter for

Di­a­betes Man­age­ment host pro­grams like this one to pro­mote early di­ag­no­sis and pre­vent or de­lay the on­set of di­a­betes and its com­pli­ca­tions.”

This event is free to the pub­lic and made pos­si­ble through the com­bined ef­forts of OCH Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Mis­sis­sippi Kid­ney Foun­da­tion and The Fam­ily Clinic—of­fice of Dr. Bran­don and Lisa Tom­lin, NP.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the OCH Cen­ter for Di­a­betes Man­age­ment, con­tact Yeat­man at 662-615-2668 or visit och.org/di­a­betes-man­age­ment.

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