Well­ness providers of­fer health tips at di­a­betes aware­ness open houses

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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.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

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