Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Presents Free “Dining With Diabetes”Program

 The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Diabetes Center is offering an exciting new “Dining With Diabetes” program for people with Diabetes featuring education, nutrition, healthy recipe demonstrations and tastings.  

The series consists of four classes held on March 22 and 29, and April 5, 12, with an additional 3-month follow-up session.  The classes will be held at the Hungerford Conference Room, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The program will be taught by Certified Diabetes Educators including a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Nurse. It has been made possible by a grant given to the Diabetes Center by the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. The program will also provide an opportunity for participants to share and learn from one another.

Over the past decade, the number of Americans who have been diagnosed with Diabetes has increased by 61 percent and is expected to more than double by 2050.  Added to this alarming statistic is the recent report by U.S. Center For Disease Control that one out of three children who were born in 2000 will be diagnosed with diabetes during their lifetime.

Recent studies have shown that with proper diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes can be delayed, controlled, or even prevented.

“The Dining with Diabetes Program aims to increase knowledge of healthy food choices, promoting behavior changes including increased physical activity and encouraging self-management and self-efficacy skills.” said Lois Pelletier, RNCDE, and Program Coordinator of the Hungerford Diabetes Center.

Space is limited. Preregistration is required and is on a first come first serve basis. Participants are asked to commit to and attend all four classes and the 3 month follow-up. 

For reservations and information call the CHH Diabetes Center at 860-489-0661.

The CHH Diabetes Center is a team of professionals specifically trained to help people with diabetes learn how to reduce diabetes-related complications and maintain better health. The multidisciplinary team includes an Endocrinologist, a Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Dietician, and a Social Worker. For more information, call 496-0661.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.

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