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Free Talk on Risk Factors Linking Heart Disease and Diabetes Planned for Aug. 14

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Risk factors linking heart disease and diabetes will be explored at a free group meeting, sponsored by North Oaks Diabetes Education, Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 6 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 preregistration are required.

North Oaks Cardiology Clinic Nurse Practitioner Charlie Shelton

North Oaks Cardiology Clinic Nurse Practitioner Charlie Shelton will offer tips on how diabetes patients can identify and reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease. Time for participants to share their own experiences, tips, ideas and concerns with others 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 family 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.