Wheeling Hospital to Host Diabetes Workshop
November 6, 2019
WHEELING, W.Va. – A workshop on “Diabetes and the Overweight Connection” will be held at Wheeling Hospital Nov. 13.
Scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. in Conference Room C, the presentation will be led by Dr. Amanda Wakim, doctoral-certified nurse practitioner with a certification in obesity. Wakim is nurse practitioner with Wheeling Hospital endocrinologist Dr. Julie Bunner.
“November is National Diabetes Month and this program will provide valuable diabetes education,” Wakim said. “This can result in fewer complications in diabetes patients, as well as improved health and quality of life.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Virginia is observed to be the least healthy state, having the highest incidence of diabetes among people above the age of 18 with a rank of 1 and a value of 14.1%. The state also has an obesity rate of nearly 40 percent.
“Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand, and I’m hoping to present some solutions to those who attend the workshop,” Wakim said. “By taking small, easy steps, these health issues can be addressed and managed.”
Reservations are not required for the free workshop. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 304-243-6410.
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