Boro Seminar May Address Diabetes Concerns

20150205-PottstownPA-DiabetesProgramPOTTSTOWN PA – Greater Pottstown area adults age 35 and older who are living with or are at risk of diabetes, and who have not received formal diabetes education during the past year, are being sought to participate in a February educational session being tested by the National Diabetes Education Program.

Similar sessions held late last year were so successful that one is being repeated Feb. 23 (2015; Monday) at 6 p.m. in Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr., Room 249.

Participants will be asked to attend a 2-hour, hands-on educational program about a diabetes website that contains helpful information and resources concerning the disease. They also will be asked to complete three 15- to 20-minute online surveys, and possibly a telephone interview.

The goal is to improve the diabetes website being tested for future patient use.

Participants must have access to and be able to use the Internet regularly. They also must be able to speak, read and write in English. Those who are chosen and successfully complete the program and surveys will receive $25 in addition to the education.

The National Diabetes Education Program is a program of the National Institutes for Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Graphic from Pottstown Medical Specialists Inc.