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Stephens Memorial Hospital Diabetes Educator Celebrates National Diabetes Alert Day

Stephens Memorial Hospital Diabetes Educator, Doreen Taylor was at the Oxford Walmart on Tuesday afternoon March 26th to provide patrons with information on Diabetes and offer the Diabetes Risk Test.

March 26th was National Diabetes Alert Day.  Taylor gave shoppers the opportunity to take a brief test to determine their risk for diabetes and offered information and resources to those who stood a risk.  She offered the same test and information at the hospital earlier in the day to employees and patients.

Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) and its Diabetes Self-Management Education Program were awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Associate (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program in January.   The program is staffed by two Certified Diabetes Educators, and offers valuable insight into the prevention and self-management of this chronic disease.  Classes are held on a regular basis in either a one-day or multi-class format.  The program is also certified Ambulatory Diabetes Education and Follow-Up Program site through the Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

For more information about diabetes or other health information, visit the Stephens Memorial Hospital Web site at www.wmhcc.org.  Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family. 

Photo caption:  Doreen Taylor, Diabetes Nurse Educator  discusses the Diabetes Risk Test with Mildred & Henry Johnson of Oxford at Walmart on 3/26/08 – National Diabetes Alert Day

 
 
 
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