Tuesday’s free diabetes program to focus on insulin resistance

“Insulin Resistance: What It Is and Why It Matters,” a free “Living Healthy with Diabetes” education program sponsored by the Diabetes Center at St. Gabriel’s Hospital, will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at First Lutheran Church.

The program features Jan Korzeniowski, RD, LD, CDE, a certified diabetes educator at St. Gabriel’s Hospital Diabetes Education Center; Carmelita Kroll, RN, BSN, diabetes educator at St. Gabriel’s Hospital; and Jean Renneker, RN, CDE, certified diabetes educator at Albany Area Hospital and Medical Center.

Korzeniowski will discuss specifics of insulin resistance and what individuals can do to reduce its impact. Kroll will present information on how exercise can limit the impact of insulin resistance. Finally, Renneker will explain the role that medication plays in insulin resistance. As usual, recipes and taste-testing will be featured at the break.

Anyone with diabetes (as well as their family members and friends), people seeking to improve their general knowledge of diabetes or anyone seeking tips on meeting the challenges of diabetes are welcome and encouraged to attend.

There is no cost for the program and two contact hours (continuing education units) are available to those who are interested. The program is sponsored by the St. Gabriel’s Hospital Diabetes Education Center. Call (320) 631-5571 to register. Space is limited.

First Lutheran Church is located at 2100 Riverview Drive in Little Falls.