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Latinas at higher risk for diabetes

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Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by a Food and Drug Administration staff member. Of those women, many will likely not get the care they need because they won’t visit a physician or medical clinic, where they could take a simple […] [Read More]
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Griffin talk focuses on food and diabetes

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  The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host a free presentation to help diabetics make healthy meals at home on Tuesday, April 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Donna Skurat,  will present “What’s in Your Pantry?” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. The program will […] [Read More]
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Diabetes 101 at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital is offering reduced price diabetes testing and a free presentation to help individuals understand the condition on April 1. Mary Swansiger will present “Diabetes 101” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St.t in Derby. This free presentation will provide an overview of prediabetes, […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital hosts diabetes talk

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations to help diabetics understand their medication on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Taking Medication Safely” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A and at 6:30 p.m. in […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital to host diabetes program

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A free six-week diabetes self management workshop will be offered at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, starting in January. Sponsored by the Connecticut State Department on Aging, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nursing, the workshop will take place from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays from Jan. […] [Read More]

Talk for diabetics at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations to help diabetics handle the holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Handling the Holidays and Special Occasions” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Education Classroom and at […] [Read More]
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Diabetes education at Get Healthy CT

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To recognize November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, the local obesity prevention program Get Healthy CT is raising awareness about the connection between obesity as a risk factor for diabetes. The coalition, whose mission is to reduce obesity in the greater Bridgeport and New Haven regions, has collected resources from some of the most respected […] [Read More]
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Diabetes education in Fairfield

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The Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation will host a free program – Good Looks, Good Health: Diabetes is a Family Affair on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Zonya Foco, a registered dietician, star of her own PBS show “Zonya’s […] [Read More]

It’s World Diabetes Day!

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Today is World Diabetes Day— which falls smack in the middle of National Diabetes Month– so it’s a good time to reflect on the chronic illness, which affects more than 340 million people worldwide — 26 million in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health Human Services. Another 79 million adults are […] [Read More]
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Yale study might hold key to diabetes treatment

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November is diabetes awareness month, so it’s a great time to learn about the condition that affects 25.8 million Americans. Thus, it’s fitting that Yale University School of Medicine researchers recently announced that they have found a way to disrupt the biological underpinnings of disorders that predispose a person to type 2 diabetes , raising […] [Read More]