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Elizabethtown hospital hosts diabetes fair

November 12, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ELIZABETHTOWN - A diabetes health fair will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

The free event, organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is an opportunity for individuals to learn about new blood glucose testing methods and maintaining control.

Dr. Jonathan Beech, from the Northeast Center for Diabetes Care and Education in Plattsburgh, will be the event's featured speaker.

Attendees will be able to talk with registered dieticians and nutrition educators about how to best manage their glucose and insulin levels. A nurse will be on hand to check blood pressure, and nutrition experts will help explore options for meal planning.

Snacks and recipes will be offered for those looking for new ideas. According to Mary White-Ferris, mealtime can be a challenge.

"People who are suddenly confronted with the necessity of changing the way that they cook and eat can sometimes feel overwhelmed," White-Ferris said.

Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis and other prescription drug and diabetic testing supply manufacturers will be on site to showcase the latest in prescription drug research and technology. Representatives from local agencies and businesses will also be on hand including Essex County Public Health and the Cancer Services Screening Program.

Food, raffles and goodie bags full of supplies will be available for attendees. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Call Mary White-Ferris, at 518-962-4810, ext. 411 to RSVP or for more information.



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