Published: 03/26/2014

Talk with the Doc: Learning to Manage Diabetes Through Empowerment and Control

As many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 if present trends continue, according to the American Diabetes Association. Evangelical Community Hospital is committed to changing the diabetes trend and focusing on a future of better health for the community.
 
A Talk with the Doc discussion centered on Type 2 diabetes will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Thursday, April 24, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the Hospital Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm.
 
Led by Pamela Yanoviak, MD, of Evangelical Internal Medicine and Karen Simeone, MSN, ACNS-BC, CDE, CWON, diabetes educator, the discussion will focus on diabetes prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
 
There is nothing sweet about Type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar levels may cause blindness, gum infections in the mouth, heart disease, kidney disease, nerve disease, poor blood flow, amputations, and stroke. The hour-long discussion will focus on the significant gains that can be realized with small, consistent changes to help manage diabetes. There will be a question and answer period with the diabetes experts following the program.
 
The event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200 or online at www.evanhospital.com.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.