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Focus on Your Health: Diabetes Program at Post Road Library

An estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.

Forsyth county residents are invited to the Post Road Library later this month for a free program that will explore the symptoms and treatment of diabetes. Credit: morgueFile
Forsyth county residents are invited to the Post Road Library later this month for a free program that will explore the symptoms and treatment of diabetes. Credit: morgueFile
An estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3 percent of the population—have diabetes.

Forsyth county residents are invited to the Post Road Library later this month for a free program that will explore the symptoms and treatment of the disease.

Karen Adams, R.N., will be on hand to share her knowledge and to answer patron questions at the event that will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Adams has more than 25 years of professional experience, including medical, surgical nursing, labor and delivery nursing, community nursing, staff development, and diabetes education. She graduated from Augusta State University in 1987 and is a certified Lamaze Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor and Training Center Faculty with American Heart Association.

She has a strong commitment to education and empowerment, and teaches the skills of self-management diabetes education to gestational diabetes, type 2 and type 1 diabetics in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She also teaches the skills of prevention to the pre diabetic population and with the community based health care assessments that Northside Hospital provides throughout the community.

Registration is requested for this program. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 770-781-9840 or visit www.forsythpl.org. The Post Road Library is located at 5010 Post Road in Cumming.

Information for this report was supplied by the
Forsyth County Public Library and was edited for publication.


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