Class Teaches People with Diabetes to Count Carbs

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Shore Health System is offering a class that will help individuals understand and monitor the carbohydrates in their diet. The first session of Carbohydrate Counting will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to noon at The Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Topics to be covered include eating the right kind of food, eating at the right time and
eating the right amount of food. The group will also discuss meal planning, healthy eating habits and the importance of counting carbohydrates.

Anyone interested in attending the class must have a physician referral and schedule a consultation with a diabetes educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate before the start of the class.

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Shore Health System is part of the University of Maryland Medical System Joslin Affiliate Program and is the only diabetes specialty clinic on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate located at Memorial Hospital offers a multidisciplinary program focused on patient education.

“Education is our primary focus when working with people who have been diagnosed with diabetes,” says Nancy Barger, RN, CDE, manager of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Shore Health System. “Even before someone receives a diabetes diagnosis, we are here to discuss pre-diabetic conditions and to offer advice on how to prevent the early symptoms from developing into a more serious medical condition.”

Carbohydrate Counting will be offered monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information and to schedule a consultation with a diabetes educator, contact the Joslin Diabetes Center, 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

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