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Mercy Offering 'Secrets of the Slim' Diabetes Workshops

Program to provide diabetics with skills required for day-to-day management of condition.

Mercy Offering 'Secrets of the Slim' Diabetes Workshops

To assist diabetics in addressing one of the most important aspects of controlling their condition, the Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center is offering two sessions of its “Secrets of the Slim” workshop on losing weight and keeping it off.

Presented on Jan. 10 at 6:15 p.m. and Jan. 24 at 11 a.m., the two-hour presentations will discuss simple measures that diabetics can easily incorporate into their daily routines to lose weight and not regain it.

The workshops will be conducted by Marie Fasano Ruggles, a Mercy nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. They are part of Mercy’s program to provide diabetics with the skills required for day-to-day management of their condition and strategies for people living with diabetes to maintain and maximize life activities.

Mercy's program is accredited by both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Its curriculum is a recognized educational program of both of these associations and meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Program.

The “Secrets of the Slim” workshops are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance plans. Advance registration is required to verify insurance coverage.

For registration or information, call 516-62MERCY.

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