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May 4: Inserra Supermarkets, CarePoint Health and Diabetes Foundation to Host a Free Community Diabetes Education Program in Bayonne
Ongoing Program will Meet the First Thursday of Every Month

BAYONNE, N.J., April 20, 2017 – On Thursday, May 4, Inserra Supermarkets, CarePoint Health and the Diabetes Foundation will host a free Community Diabetes Education Program, which will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The six-month program will be held at the CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center (Classroom 2B) at 29 East 29th Street in Bayonne. Residents of Hudson County and the surrounding area living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes are invited to attend.

Michelle Jansen, coordinator at the Diabetes Foundation, and Kayla Kirschner, R.D.N., registered dietitian of Inserra Supermarkets’ ShopRite of Bayonne, will lead the program, and a light, “teachable” dinner will be served. During each session, Jansen and Kirschner will focus on nutrition, physical activity, medication management and other key topics for diabetes care. Maureen Williams, R.D., C.D.E., who created the program, will serve as speaker at a number of classes along with other caring medical professionals specializing in diabetes care.

In particular, attendees will learn how to improve blood sugar numbers and overall health; receive recipes, cooking and shopping tips; and gain valuable expertise from diabetes professionals. Giveaways to help better manage diabetes will be available as well.

“The incidence of diabetes grows increasingly prevalent each day in New Jersey, with nearly 1 in 10 people now living with the disease,” said Roberta Schmidt, executive director of the Diabetes Foundation. “Unfortunately, many of them never receive the proper education on managing diabetes. The Diabetes Foundation, CarePoint Health and Inserra Supermarkets have teamed up to help change that by offering free programs for anyone living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.”

For more information on the upcoming Community Diabetes Education Program or its program offerings throughout New Jersey, please call (800) 633-3160. Please note that space is limited. Reserve your spot today!


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