Free di­a­betes classes of­fered in Cam­bridge

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CAM­BRIDGE — Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Shore Re­gional Health will of­fer a three­ses­sion class, “Di­a­betes and You,” on Tues­days, Jan. 15, 22 and 29, at UM Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Dorch­ester, 300 Byrn Ave., Cam­bridge.

Taught by di­a­betes nurse ed­u­ca­tor Wynne Aroom, the class is free and open to the pub­lic. It pro­vides med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and strate­gies to help pa­tients man­age their di­a­betes for op­ti­mal well­ness. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the board room on the main floor of the hospi­tal,

“Di­a­betes is ver y preva­lent in our Shore com­mu­ni­ties, but many pa­tients don’t re­al­ize there is much they can do to man­age the dis­ease in a way that helps them avoid se­ri­ous com­pli­ca­tions that can in­ter­fere with their in­de­pen­dence and over­all well­be­ing,” Aroom said.

“This class pro­vides im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion that pa­tients need to un­der­stand how di­a­betes can af­fect their health and sim­ple strate­gies to mon­i­tor and man­age their symp­toms,” Aroom said.

Aroom also leads a free, monthly di­a­betes sup­port group that meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wed­nes­day of each month in the hospi­tal board room. Both the sup­port group and the class are open to part­ners and care­givers as well as pa­tients. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call Aroom at 410822-1000, ext. 5286, or email her at wa [email protected]

Wynne Aroom

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