March 22, 2013
Penn State Extension will hold its Dining with Diabetes workshop in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa. With funding from Summit Endowment, the program is offered at a low cost and includes six classes. The series is offered at no cost for beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid. The cost for the six classes is $40 for an individual or $55 for a family of two. A special incentive for the Franklin County program is that each paid individual or family registrant will receive a $20 registration rebate for program completion, reducing the final cost.
March 1, 2013
The American Diabetes Association and the Frederick County Diabetes Coalition will show clips of "Choices," in HBO's "Weight Of The Nation" series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the FMH Wellness Center at Francis Scott Key Mall. A panel discussion will follow. Popcorn will be provided. To RSVP or for other questions, call Kayla Twain at 410-265-0075, ext. 4678.
November 16, 2012
When Debra Crawford was in her 20s, she received a life-changing diagnosis. She had diabetes. From that moment on, every day, every hour would require constant, unwavering attention to meals, lifestyle and medication. The Hagerstown woman would learn the importance of willpower and self restraint and would walk a Goldilocks tightrope, making sure her sugar levels weren't too low or too high. Food was no longer just food. It was a chart of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and serving sizes.
October 15, 2012
Diabetes Motorcycle Ride will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per motorcycle and driver; $10 for any additional passenger. Lunch and music are free to riders and passengers. There will be drawings and raffles throughout the day. Free T-shirt for a minimum donation of $50. Monies will benefit Camp Merrick, a diabetes camp for children. Call 301-824-3521.
August 18, 2012
Penn State Extension is offering a class on diabetes lifestyle. “Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families,” is designed to teach people how to juggle the lifestyle factors necessary to manage type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Each participant will receive a recipe book, two exercise DVDs, a pedometer, a stretch band and a blood test to measure recent blood sugar levels. Each class, taught by a registered dietitian, offers food demonstrations, mild physical activity and discussion.
August 5, 2012
Pam Gesford, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for May. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Gesford, an outpatient diabetes nurse educator, was nominated for assisting a co-worker in need of gestational diabetes education that was not covered by insurance. “Pam has always given her best to whatever role she has served since joining City Hospital in 1980,” a co-worker stated on the nomination form.
July 20, 2012
Penn State Extension is offering an interactive workshop on managing diabetes through meal preparation and planning and fun physical activity from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Recreation Center, 235 S. Third St., Chambersburg. The class will be offered in English and Spanish, with translation, and is meant for people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, along with a family member, if desired. This program is offered as an introduction to "Dining with Diabetes," which is a multi-class series designed to teach people how to juggle the lifestyle factors necessary to manage type 2 diabetes and/or pre-diabetes.
July 9, 2012
The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor community room. The program will be “Myths of Diabetes Revealed.” John Lipscomb, from Advanced Diabetic Solutions, will be available for diabetic shoe fittings and glucometers. The group is open to individuals who live at Walnut Towers and anyone in the community. It provides a forum for educating individuals with diabetes to help manage their disease and to gain support from others. For more information, call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services, at 240-313-3360 (TTY 240-313-3391)
July 6, 2012
Participants learn how to live well with diabetes in the Living Well with Diabetes class. Meetings are from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Fridays, July 13 through Aug. 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown. For more information, call Dawn Reynolds at 301-790-8907.
May 25, 2012
The West Virginia University Berkeley County Extension Office is offering the Dining with Diabetes Program at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Bedington Ruritan Building, 3947 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg. A follow-up meeting will be schedule for September. This 2-1/2 hour class is open to anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or their family members. The classes are free but space is limited and registration is required. Participants must attend all class sessions. Up-to-date information is shared about nutrition, meal planning, exercise and understanding common diabetes-related medical tests.