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Free Seminar: Type 1 Diabetes 101

November 3, 2016

Understanding Living with T1D
Free Seminar for Anyone Wishing to Support a Family Living with Type 1 Diabetes
November 16, 9:30am-11:00am  Copley Hospital

Morrisville – Copley Hospital is pleased to host a free seminar for people wishing to support a person living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The seminar will provide a general understanding of what is required to manage the disease. Attendees will learn what questions to ask in order to keep a person living with T1D safe. Nancy Wagner, Copley’s certified diabetes educator, leads the seminar on Wednesday, November 16 from 9:30am-11:00am at Copley Hospital. The seminar is free, but registration is required. Register online or by calling Copley’s Wellness Center at 888-8369.

Information to be covered includes:

  • What is T1D and how does it affect the body
  • What to serve for snacks and meals
  • Signs & symptoms of low or high blood sugar and how to respond
  • Exercise and T1D
  • What may be included in a T1D tool kit

T1D affects children and adults at any age. It is an autoimmune disease that requires constant monitoring and the person must depend upon injected or pumped insulin for life. The risk of dangerously high or low blood glucose levels is high. This can be life-threatening or result in major complications. A person with T1D does not produce insulin. Their immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in their pancreas. The body needs insulin because it helps you get energy from food. T1D is a serious disease, but with proper management and treatment options, people with T1D can lead full and active lives.

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. It has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital for the past five years. This is an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Copley Hospital’s Wellness Center offers a variety of programs including CPR and first aid, classes for expectant parents and personalized services through its Workplace Wellness Program.

Register online for the Type 1 Diabetes 101 Seminar or by calling Copley’s Wellness Center at 888-8369.