2007-03-23 / Community

St. John's Diabetes Support Calendar

The Diabetes Education Support Group at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway meets monthly to provide people with diabetes educational tools for self-management. Presentations are given at every meeting by qualified healthcare professionals.

All meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the hospital, located at 327 Beach 19 Street. The Diabetes Education Support Group is provided as a free community service by the hospital. The following is the support group's 2007 calendar schedule:

+ Monday, March 26 : Understanding Diabetes. Facilitated by Dean Redding, DO Family Practice;

+ Monday, April 30 : Wound Care and Medications. Facilitated by Pam Reilly, RN Center for Wound Healing;

+ Tuesday, May 22 : Diet and Nutrition. Facilitated by Daniel Buff, MD Chief of Gerontology and Nutrition

+ Monday, June 25 : Cooking Demonstration. Facilitated by Stephanie Cordaro, RD Nutritionist;

+ Monday, July 23 : Exercise, Keeping Your Body Fit. Facilitated by Deepti Arora, PT Physical Therapist;

+ Monday, August 27 : Diabetes and Your Sight. Facilitated by Richard Luck, DO Ophthalmologist;

+ Monday, September 24 : Diabetes and Podiatry Care. Facilitated by R. Rubin, Do Ophthalmologist;

+ Monday, October 22 : Diabetic Nephropathy. Facilitated by Dean Preddie, MD Director and Marjorie Basser, Hemodialysis Center;

+ November date to be determined: Diabetes Awareness Day.

For more information call St. John's Episcopal Hospital at 718-869-7116.

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