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North Oaks Diabetes Education to Host Free Talk about Stress Management

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Elevated stress levels may alter blood sugar levels and negatively affect your ability to manage your diabetes.

Learn how to keep stress in check to help maintain satisfactory blood sugar levels at a free group meeting, sponsored by North Oaks Diabetes Education, Wednesday, July 10. The meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of North Oaks Diagnostic Center, located at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond. No physician referral or pre-registration are required.

Mary Ellen Jenkins

North Oaks Community Health Educator Maryellen Jenkins will lead the discussion. She will share relaxation techniques and other coping mechanisms useful to managing stress and leading a healthier life. 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.