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10/22/12: Emerson Hospital Offers Free Presentations on Nov. 5

Diabetes is a major cause of stroke and heart disease, as well as the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease affects 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population – with an estimated 7 million still undiagnosed.

In recognition of November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, Emerson Hospital is sponsoring free presentations to assist with type 2 diabetes prevention and self-management on Monday, Nov. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the conference room of the Integrative Health & Wellness Center, 310 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord.

Carrie Renaud, program director of Emerson’s Center for Wound Care, will present “Skin Care as We Age: Basic Skin and Foot Care” with tips to keep skin and feet healthy and injury-free. Diabetes educator Cheryl Laundry, RN, BS, CDE will present “Diabetes Prevention and Management with Healthy Lifestyle” using key points from the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program.

For more information, call Emerson Hospital at (978) 287-8590.

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.