|Posted by Joe B. Nester on September 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM|
An Educational Series Courtesy of Agapé Senior
Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is a growing problem in our country. Prevention is the key to fighting this epidemic. For those diagnosed with diabetes, education and good self-care are essential to prevent or postpone complications.
To help our community improve overall health and well-being, Agapé Senior is providing this educational series to provide valuable information about diabetes management.
Over the next ten weeks, this series of topics from Pharmacist Daniel Bundrick will provide you with important, up to date information, along with links to various web sites for more information. You can also “ask Agapé” and schedule to speak to any of our experts, at no charge, about diabetes and other topics.
1. Overview of Diabetes
2. Diet & Exercise
3. Carbohydrate Counting – Meal Planning
4. Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, A1C, Cholesterol
5. Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
6. Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia: Signs & Symptoms
7. Prevention of Heart, Eye & Kidney Disease
8. Foot Care
9. Insulin Overview
10. Oral Medications to Manage Diabetes
Living with Diabetes is presented by Daniel Bundrick, RPh, Pharmacist with Agapé Pharmacy. Some information and statistics are obtained from The American Diabetes Association® (Diabetes.org) which is an excellent resource for everything related to diabetes. Throughout this series, we will be referencing specific areas of the ADA site. MedlinePlus® (nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus), a service of the US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, is also another highly reliable resource. This site includes information on the three different types of diabetes, the symptoms, and what you can do to prevent it and an interactive tutorial.
You can also contact Agapé Senior and schedule to talk to any one of our experts. They are available to answer your questions and share additional information and tools. Contact Daniel Bundrick at DBundrick@AgapeSenior.com or call (800) 411-AGAPE (2427).