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Griffin hosts diabetes program in Derby

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Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this March. Part of the Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management program, the workshops will be held on Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. from March 6-April 10 at the […] [Read More]
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Statewide training to teach people to lead diabetes workshops

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For the third time in Connecticut, a free state-wide training will be offered to professionals and volunteers to lead an interactive, community-based workshop series for diabetes, and chronic disease self management programs in Spanish, Programa de Menejo Personal de la Diabetes, and Tomando Control de su Salud. The leader training will take place from 8:30 […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Some diabetes patients may be over-treating themselves

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Diabetes treatments have saved many lives, but in older patients with multiple medical conditions, aggressively controlling blood sugar with insulin and sulfonylurea drugs, could lead to over-treatment and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), according to new research by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the Jan. 12 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, the study found […] [Read More]
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Live Well workshop in Bridgeport

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The Watermak at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host a six-week Live Well Workshop series from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 10. The workshop will teach you new techniques to help you take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such […] [Read More]

Yale study unlocks some mysteries about diabetes and triglycerides

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Solving one of the great mysteries of type 2 diabetes, a team of Yale researchers found that triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and liver, are produced in the liver independent of insulin action in the liver. According to a news release from Yale, in type 2 diabetics, insulin fails to suppress blood […] [Read More]
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Diabetes group meets at Griffin in Derby

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about blood glucose on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Entitled “Monitoring Your Blood Glucose,” the programs will discuss what blood glucose and insulin are; blood glucose targets and how you feel when your blood glucose […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital host workshop on living with chronic conditions

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Griffin Hospital is hosting a free workshop series to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, the Live Well Workshop will be on Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 from […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts discussions on holiday eating

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about holiday eating on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. The program will be a follow-up to last month’s “Healthy Holiday Eating,” which offered advice to diabetics on shopping and meal planning for the holidays. Participants are […] [Read More]

Diabetes support group at Greenwich Hospital

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From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a meeting of its diabetes support group in the Cos Cob conference room. The subject is “The ABCs of Diabetes: What Is Successful Management?” This group meets monthly to discuss a variety of diabetes topics. Call 203-863-3929. [Read More]
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Diabetes, healthy Thanksgiving foods, focus of anti-obesity group

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Diabetes awareness and healthy eating for Thanksgiving are the themes of this month’s wellness message from Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition that includes hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers. Visit GetHealthyCT.org and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about diabetes prevention, a diabetes risk assessment test, an exercise […] [Read More]
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