Celebrate American Diabetes Month with diabetes management presentation

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is providing the greater Charlotte community with a free physician lecture presentation on diabetes management in recognition of American Diabetes Month. Join family physician Todd Otten, M.D., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, at AL!VE, located at 800 W. Lawrence Ave., in Charlotte.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and, according to the American Diabetes Association, it is estimated 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.

Dr. Otten will discuss all aspects of diabetes management, including what you should ask your physician, what risks, signs and symptoms to look for, and how to stay healthy and prevent diabetes. Attendees will be able to have free blood pressure and BMI checks, as well as learn information about durable medical equipment from Sparrow Medical Supply.

Pre-registration is required to attend the free presentation. Call (517) 543-9575 to sign up for the diabetes management lecture.

HGB also offers a diabetes program certified by the American Diabetes Association and Michigan Department of Community Health. The program is designed to support and assist diabetes patients with disease management. For more information call 517-543-1050, ext. 1618 or visit www.hgbhealth.com and go to Service: Diabetes Education.

HGB has been the community’s choice for health care for more than 80 years. The hospital is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. It has expanded its vision beyond providing traditional hospital services to one that promotes health and well-being through AL!VE. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com and AL!VE at www.myalive.com.