LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health’s Diabetes Support Group will host an expert on diabetes at its meeting on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Henry Bryan, a resident of Georgia, will be delivering a free educational program on diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experience living with diabetes. The support group meets at the Diabetes Community Center at 2934 N. Elm St., Suite G,. in the Southeastern Health Mall in Lumberton.
Bryan will cover topics that include achieving good glucose control; learning about effective self-management; developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle; planning and prioritizing diabetes management; overcoming fears surrounding diabetes; and finding resources for diabetes support.
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.
For information about the support group, contact Gladys Paul at (910) 272-1182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.