The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will present “What’s New In Diabetes?”, ahealth talk onWednesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Memorial Conference Room, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. Endocrinologist Dr. Egils Bogdanovics will deliver the presentation that is free to the public. Please R.S.V.P. to 860-489-0661.
Every November, the American Diabetes Association encourages the public to learn more about diabetes and the risks associated with the disease. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy.
The American Diabetes Association estimates that 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes with 1/3 of that undiagnosed. According to the latest data available, there are 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and it has no cure.
“It is imperative that we develop a better awareness and understanding of this very serious healthcare problem.” said Egils Bogdanovics, MD, Medical Director at The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Diabetes Center.
The Hungerford Diabetes Center offers comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes treatment and disease management. The team of board certified diabetes physician specialists, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and social workers are specifically trained to help people with diabetes avoid complications and maintain better health throughout their lifetime.
To receive more information about The Hungerford Diabetes Center and their education classes, please call (860) 489 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.