Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease

Free program helps others learn about some of the ways to control blood sugar to reduce the risk for diabetes complications.
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Amicus Medical Group
A1C Champions
Sanofi Diabetes


Boynton Beach - Florida - US


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - July 5, 2014 - PRLog -- Dawn Russell will be delivering a free educational program at Amicus Medical Group to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.

WHAT: Dawn is a member of the A1C Champions® Program, supported by Sanofi, which is a patient- led approach to diabetes education. A1C Champions® know first-hand the challenges and obstacles to maintaining control of their diabetes. They are REAL people...with REAL A1C control...providing REAL inspiration.

Dawn will cover topics including:

Achieving good glucose control

Learning about effective self-management

Developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle

Planning and prioritizing diabetes management

Overcoming fears surrounding diabetes

Finding resources for diabetes support

WHY: If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes or has an A1C that is 7% or above, the A1C Champions® can provide motivation to take those first steps to better blood glucose control. Diabetes patients need to know they are not alone and there are people like Dawn who can help them along their journey with diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed. At the same time, about 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C <7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association The A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the past two- to three-month period.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Amicus Medical Group, Suite 140, 7593 Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33437

CONTACT: Janet Duprey at 561-364-4840

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