Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH--DIABETES

We felt the following announcement was likely to be of interest to some of our genealogists:

St. Louis, MO… The St. Louis Public Library is proud join with other community organizations to combat the growing diabetes epidemic.

First, from July through November, the Library and OASIS will present Better Choices, Better Health®—Diabetes workshops for adults with Type 2 diabetes. The workshops are part of a research study being conducted by Stanford University and is funded by the National Council on Aging. These FREE seven-week workshops will be held at the Baden, Buder, Cabanne, Carpenter, Julia Davis, and Schlafly Branches. Participants will learn how to:

• Understand dietary limitations while still enjoying delicious meals
• Monitor and manage their blood sugar levels
• Start or maintain an exercise program
• Design a self-management program that allows them to participate in their favorite activities

For details or to register for the study, call toll-free at 1-855-805-6168 or contact a participating Branch.

Then, the Library presents the third installment of its Can I Catch That? 2014 Consumer Speaker Series with a discussion on Diabetes: What's New, What Works, and How Can I Prevent It? The program will take place at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Certified diabetes educator Jennifer Markee and pharmacist Amy Drew will discuss the latest diabetes news and treatments and offer an in-depth look at measures that can reduce the risk of developing the disease. They will discuss ways that diabetes can be controlled, including exercise and using nutrition labels to make healthy food choices.

The Can I Catch That? 2014 Consumer Health Information Speaker Series is held in partnership with HealthStreet; St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine; and Washington University's Bernard Becker Medical Library.

For details, visit slpl.org, call 314-539-0390, or visit the Library's consumer health blog at slplconsumerhealth.blogspot.com.

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