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Griffin Diabetes Support Group to Discuss Connection between Diabetes and Heart Health

By on 3/1/2019

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about how diabetes self-management can improve heart health on Tues., March 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Since February was heart month and diabetes is closely linked with heart disease, Griffin’s Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will lead an open discussion on “Being Heart Smart.” Everything people diagnosed with diabetes do to manage their diabetes helps reduce cardiac risk factors, so the presentation will discuss steps to better manage diabetes as well as being more heart healthy. There will also be discussion of medications for diabetes that also have cardiovascular benefits as well.

The presentations will be in the hospital’s Dining Room Meeting Room 1.

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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