Community members can learn more about diabetes, its prevention and ways to manage the disease from two Oswego Health physicians during the health system’s free diabetes day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Springside at Seneca Hill.
The diabetes day is open to the public, as well as residents of Springside at Seneca Hill. Oswego Health encourages anyone with diabetes, those caring for someone with the disease, or anyone interested in learning about its process and management to attend.
The featured physician speakers will be cardiologist Thomas Grady Jr., MD, who will speak at 10 a.m., and endocrinologist Francis Clifford Arce, MD, who will talk at 11:30 a.m. In addition, Oswego Health physical therapist Jason Pratt will speak.
Along with these physician speakers, there will be various related vendors and a pharmacist available to answer questions.
More information on this educational event will be available soon. Watch the Oswego Health website, oswegohealth.org, in upcoming weeks for more details.
Diabetes support groups
For those that cannot make the diabetes day, Oswego Health offers two monthly support groups.
The Oswego group meets the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Oswego Health Services Center’s lower level conference room, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.
The second diabetes support group meets the first Thursday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at Springside at Seneca Hill.
Oswego Health’s certified diabetes educators provided outpatient diabetes counseling to 394 individuals and care to 187 inpatients during 2012.
Through programs outlined in its state-required Community Service Plan, Oswego Health is striving to reduce the number of residents with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).