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Monday, April 08, 2013 - Carroll Hospital Center’s Diabetes Center increases awareness on Diabetes Alert Day

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-6836
SLindsay@CarrollHospitalCenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (April 8, 2013) — To increase awareness about diabetes and to recognize Diabetes Alert Day, on March 26 Carroll Hospital Center’s Diabetes Center set up an informational booth in the hospital’s main lobby and cafeteria to educate staff members and visitors at the hospital.

Throughout the morning and lunchtime, visitors stopped by the booth and participated in body fat analysis test — a useful tool in helping people determine their body mass index and their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Center staff members were on hand to explain the test results and educational materials including a diabetes risk test questionnaire were made available to inform participants about their diabetes risk and diabetes prevention. Attendees were also given a herb mini green house for participating.

The American Diabetes Association® Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the association, one in three American adults have prediabetes — a blood glucose (sugar) higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, with healthy lifestyle changes their risk of developing diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

For people who have been diagnosed with the condition, whether it is type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Carroll Hospital Center’s Diabetes Center provides excellence in diabetes care. Located in the hospital’s Outpatient Center, it is staffed by a medical director, board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as, a team of registered nurses and registered dietitians who are all certified diabetes educators with advanced training to help people learn to manage their diabetes and enjoy healthier, more active lifestyles.

For more information on Carroll Hospital Center’s Diabetes Center, please call 410-871-6348
or visit www.CarrollHospitalCenter.org.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Laura Lienhard, R.D., C.D.E., (left) guides Nancy Adams, food services aide, as she takes a body fat analysis test at the Diabetes Center information booth in the Carroll Hospital Center cafeteria on March 26.  

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