Wellness providers offer health tips at diabetes awareness open houses
CHESTERTOWN — University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with two open house events.
The first was held Friday, Nov. 16 in the Health Education Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. A second event was held Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Conference Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
“Each year, the center now provides care to more than 5,700 patients and offers 48 three-session Diabetes Self Management programs in Chestertown and Easton,” a news release states.
In addition, diabetes nurse educators provide one-onone nutritional counseling and treatment support, lead monthly support groups in Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton, and participate in various community health events around the five county region, the release states.
In Chestertown, the Diabetes Support Group welcomed guests for a wellness-themed open house that featured representatives from local healthrelated businesses and services.
Krista Lamoreaux of Herbal Alchemy offered a presentation on holistic approaches to managing Type 2 Diabetes. Representatives of Chestertown Natural Foods, Melaleuca and Fit Flock were on hand to provide information about wellness services in Chestertown.
Additionally, Figg’s Ordinary Bakery and Cafe — a gluten-free and refined sugarfree restaurant in Chestertown — provided food samples.
“There was a lot of really useful information presented to the group,” said Chrissy Nelson, diabetes nurse educator and group leader, in the release. “Everyone appreciated learning about local resources to help maintain their best health.”
Chrissy Nelson, left, diabetes nurse educator, poses for a photo with Trish Gruber of Chestertown Natural Foods pose at an open house in held honor of the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s 10th anniversary.