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Weis Markets and Evangelical Team Up for Diabetes Education

Oct 12, 2015 09:28AM ● Published by Erica Shames

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of the population. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

November is American Diabetes Month and in keeping with the theme, “Eat Well, America!,” Weis Markets in Lewisburg and Evangelical Community Hospital - Lewisburg, PA are teaming up with a “Living Well with Diabetes Workshop.”

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 6-7:30 pm in the café area at the Weis Markets Lewisburg - Lewisburg, PA, located on Route 15, experts on health and nutrition from Weis and Evangelical are presenting a program covering a wide variety of topics related to diabetes. The event is free and open to the public.

This interactive workshop and tasting event will include discussion of diabetes prevention strategies, blood sugar control tips, how to shop and eat healthy during the holidays, lifestyle changes, and will include a question and answer period. Erin Long, MS, RDN, LDN, Dietitian at Weis Markets, will be doing a healthy cooking demonstration and providing food samples for the group.

Experts on hand to discuss diabetes and diabetes management are scheduled to include: David Zelechoski, MD, Internal Medicine of Evangelical-Lewisburg; Karen Dohl, PA-C and Karen Simeone, RN, MSN, CDE, educator of the Diabetes Center of Evangelical; and  Cheryl McNichol, Pharmacist, of Weis.

All participants will receive recipe tastings, a gift pack, and exclusive coupons

Seating is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. To secure a spot, please call 570-863-2837 or sign up at the Weis Pharmacy in Lewisburg.

For more information on this event, visit www.weismarkets.com/healthyliving and for more information on the Diabetes Center of Evangelical, visit www.evanhospital.com.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

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