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Copley Director of Pharmacy Provides Medicine Update at December 5th Diabetes Support Group

December 2, 2013

Morrisville – Copley Hospital’s Director of Pharmacy Services, Carrie Phillips, talks about medication for diabetes at the December Diabetes Support Group Meeting. Phillips will provide an update on the latest in medications and their uses. She will also discuss how to take it, when to take it and possible side effects. The Diabetes Support Group will meet Thursday December 5th at 6:30 pm at the Hospital’s Wellness Center; 604 Washington Highway. This monthly group is free and is open to people with diabetes and their families. Registration for this free offering is suggested by calling Nancy Wagner, RD at 802-888-8369.

Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the body into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimated that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.

In addition to the monthly Diabetes Support Group, Copley’s Wellness Center also offers programs including CPR and first aid, classes for expectant parents, and personalized services through its Workplace Wellness Program. For more information on the many programs and classes available through Copley Hospital’s Wellness Center, call 888-8369 or go online to copleyvt.org/classes-and-events/.