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OMC Hosts Diabetes Fair on January 28

January 22, 2014 -

PORT ANGELES - In an effort to promote health and wellness through appropriate

lifestyle choices, and provide education in chronic disease management, Olympic Medical Center's

Nutrition Services and Diabetes Education department will kick off 2014 with a Diabetes Fair on

Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The free community event will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the lower

level conference area of Olympic Memorial Hospital at 939 Caroline Street, Port Angeles.

"The event is designed to build awareness of the risk of diabetes and emphasize the importance of

lifestyle choices for those with the disease," says Vicki Everrett, RD and certified diabetes educator at

Olympic Medical Center. "We'll have stations featuring topics like carbohydrate counting, meal planning

and diabetes risk assessment."

In addition, guests will have the opportunity to meet Olympic Medical's Bruce Williams, MD,

endocrinologist, and visit with clinical staff to discuss diabetes and pre‐diabetes, portion control, how to

read food labels and how to gain better control over blood sugar.

Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes research and education, will be on site to provide free

educational materials and tools to help people with diabetes and pre‐diabetes manage lifestyle changes

more effectively.

Guests are invited to attend the OMC Diabetes Support Group immediately following the fair.

January's featured speaker is Jennifer Groves, RN, who will address the financial and emotional impact

of diabetes during her presentation titled, "The Costs of Diabetes". OMC's diabetes support group

meets at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

to discuss the latest information on diabetes care and offer encouragement for adults with diabetes and

their friends and family. Discussion topics for 2014 include:

Jan 28 The Costs of Diabetes

Jennifer Groves, RN, Olympic Medical Center

Feb 25 Dental Hygiene and Diabetes... Really?

Renee Colwill, Eleven Eleven Dental

Mar 25 Driving Safely with Diabetes

Gailin Hester, Washington Highway Patrol

Apr 22 Managing Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Leonard Anderson, Cardiac Services, Olympic Medical Center

May 27 Foot Care: Freedom to Walk

Dawn Marie Alberton, Hangar Clinic

Jun 24 Physical Fitness: Does it Move the Numbers?

Brenda Brody, Anytime Fitness / Silver Sneaker Program

July 22 How to Change Lifestyle to Change Diabetes

Casey Lien, MD, Olympic Medical Physicians Primary Care Clinic

Aug 26 Overview of Stanford University Program: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Jessie Stopsen, Olympic Area Agency on Aging

Sep 23 Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Curt Miller, MA, CCC‐A, FAAA, Olympic Hearing

Oct 28 Senior Information and Assistance

Margie Stewart, Benefit Advisor, Statewide Health Insurance

Nov‐Dec Holiday Celebration Potluck

For more information on Olympic Medical Center's diabetes education program, go to

www.OlympicMedical.org and click on "Services" or call (360) 417‐7125.

Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, awardwinning

health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the

community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven‐member, publicly

elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter

member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011).

Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80‐bed acute‐care facility in Port Angeles, including a

level‐three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC's

outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep

medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at

locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.

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