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Griffin hosts discussions on holiday eating

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

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]
Categories: diabetes, Greenwich

Diabetes, healthy Thanksgiving foods, focus of anti-obesity group

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 and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about diabetes prevention, a diabetes risk assessment test, an exercise […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, nutrition, obesity

Griffin Hospital hosts program on diabetes

The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about managing stress related to diabetes on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Nurse Donna Skurat will host “Coping with Diabetes,” an open discussion of how stress affects diabetes control and stress management. The presentations will […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]

Diabetes education at Griffin

The diabetes education and support group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about diabetes research on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Dr. Patricia Chandler, director of Pfizer New Haven Clinical Research Unit, and Rockiy Ayettey, grants coordinator and research associate at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

FDA approves new drug for diabetes treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 26 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high blood […] [Read More]

Yale researchers find ‘glucose switch’ that may control diabetes

Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. “We’ve discovered that […] [Read More]

Diabetes discussion with Stamford Hospital docs

Join Stamford Hospital physicians for a talk on diabetes from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Maplewood at Darien, 599 Post Road, Darien. Debbie Milne, Director of Stamford Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center, and Dr. Melissa Goldstein will discuss diabetes, including risk factors and treatment options. Call 877-233-9355 to register. Light refreshments will […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, Stamford

Live Well workshop at Griffin Hospital in Derby

A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get their lives back. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, […] [Read More]