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Support Group to Discuss Low Carb Eating for Those with Diabetes

By on 3/9/2018

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about low carb eating for individuals diagnosed with diabetes on Tues., March 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Carbohydrate Counting: Putting Skills into Practice.” Carb counting is a great tool for diabetes self-management, while still allowing people with diabetes to eat a variety of foods. The open discussing will cover measuring portions to correctly measure total carbohydrates, how to count fiber, understanding nutrition labels, what to do when dining out and eating combination foods. Record keeping and pattern management will also be discussed.

The presentations will be in the hospital’s Childbirth Education Classroom A. There will be free valet parking for the 2:30 p.m. session.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Individuals with diabetes and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.

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