Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Learn about Diabetes and Carb Counting Sept. 13

DERBY -The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free talks about carbohydrate conscious eating on Tues., Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Griffin Hospital’s Dining Room, 130 Division St., Derby.
Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Carbohydrate Counting: Skills into Practice.” Carb counting is a good tool to use when trying to gain greater control of blood sugar levels while still enjoying a wide variety of foods. However, there are common questions that arise when trying to put carb counting into practice.
Using the ‘gram counting’ method, this program will help answer some of those questions, including how to measure portions to correctly estimate total carbohydrates, how to count fiber, and what to do when dining out and eating combination foods. Record keeping and pattern management will also be discussed.
The 2:30 p.m. presentation will be the hospital’s Dining Room #2 and the 6:30 p.m. presentation will be in the hospital’s Childbirth Education Classroom A. There is 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. 
Anyone with diabetes and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required.
For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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