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Connect with Community Resources to Help Manage Diabetes at a Free Talk Sept. 10

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

North Oaks Diabetes Education and the City of Hammond will co-host a free talk Tuesday, Sept. 10, to help those with the condition find available community resources to help them live their best lives.

The free group meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond. No physician referral or pre-registration are required.

silvia herrera, a senior coordinator for the rec center

Silvia Herrera, who serves as senior coordinator of the Hammond Recreation Center, will lead the discussion. She will showcase free and low-cost social activities and exercise programs offered by the Hammond Recreation Department that may help increase activity levels and reduce stress – all key to diabetes management. Time for participants to share their own experiences, tips, ideas and concerns also is planned.

North Oaks Diabetes Education offers group meetings on a monthly basis to discuss insights on current health topics to help participants live their healthiest lives. The meetings are free and open to those with diabetes, their families and friends.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes North Oaks Diabetes Education as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

For more information about upcoming meetings, please call the North Oaks Education Department at (985) 230-5723 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.