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Saint Joseph London Bite Size Learning Program to Discuss Diabetes
Community members invited to participate in free health education event
London, Ky. (June 19, 2015)— Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the Laurel County Public Library will cover diabetes and diabetes management at the July Bite Size Learning health education event.
Community members can learn about the diabetes diagnosis, long-term health management and health complications resulting from the disease at the Bite Size Learning program on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Laurel County Public Library. The event is part of the yearlong educational series sponsored by Saint Joseph London.
Hennah Hashmi, MD, with KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in London, will offer advice for managing diabetes and ways to improve overall health, while registered attendees enjoy a free lunch.
An estimated 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes; between 90 and 95 percent of those cases are Type 2 diabetes. While there is no cure for diabetes, proper health management and close monitoring alongside a physician can help control symptoms and delay the onset of complications like poor circulation and kidney damage.
Bite Size Learning events occur on the third Wednesday of each month at the Laurel County Public Library, located at 120 College Park Drive in London. Each month, a physician or staff member from Saint Joseph London hosts a special lunch-and-learn-style presentation on a different health topic to increase awareness and educate the public. Advance registration is requested. Saint Joseph London provides free box lunches to attendees.
To learn more about the Bite Size Learning series and to register for a class, please contact the Laurel County Library at 606.864.5759.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.