CHH Diabetes Center Receives $1,000 Donation From Harwinton Lions Club For New Glucose Monitor

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Diabetes Center has once again been the recipient of a $1,000 donation from The Harwinton Lions Club to help fund the newest continuous glucose monitoring technology for Diabetes patients. In what has become an annual tradition, Harwinton Lions Past President David Neri recently visited the center to view the new monitor and present a check to Dr. Egils Bogdanovics and Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE.

“Once again we are extremely grateful to everyone at the Harwinton Lion’s Club for continuing to assist us in bringing the very latest technology available to our Diabetes patients. With this support we were able to purchase a new and amazing tool that will benefit those with both Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.” said Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE, the Program Coordinator of the Hungerford Diabetes Center.

The new device is given to a patient to wear for 7 days where it takes a reading of blood sugar levels every 5 minutes. The device is then returned to the center and the data collected is then analyzed by physicians. Information collected allows caregivers to study patterns and identify unrecognized periods of low blood sugar. This is then used to adjust insulin levels and offer lifestyle and medication modifications.  

The Harwinton Lions raise money to support the efforts of the Diabetes Center and other organizations at fundraisers throughout the year including their annual summer concerts held at the Harwinton Fairgrounds. This year’s concert will be held on Saturday, July 13th and feature the cast of Beatlemania and the Glimmer Twins Rolling Stones Tribute Band. Visit www.Harwintonlions.org for concert information.

Lions Club International (LCI) established a Diabetes Awareness Program to assist local Lions Clubs in conducting and supporting local and large-scale efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention, and research. Lions have worked with community healthcare organizations to provide diabetes screenings, educational programs and funding, camps, and other assistance to people with diabetes.

The Hungerford Diabetes Center recently received a 4-year re-certification from the American Diabetes Association. 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 information, call 860-496-0661.

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.charlottehungertford.org for

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