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Diabetes A1C Champion Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on September 10

August 21, 2014

Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist
(Office) 413-967-2296 (Cell) 413-237-6743


Ware, MA (August 21, 2014) Ware- Alicia Walter, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Educator at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, will present the A1C Champion Program on Wednesday, September 10, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The program will be held in the Main Conference Room of the hospital located on the second floor.
Walter will be joined by Ruth Charme, to present the “Taking Control” Diabetes A1C Champions® Program, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis U.S., a patient-led approach to diabetes education. The program will include an empowering presentation for people with diabetes, their family and friends. This patient-to-patient presentation will include information about the physical, emotional and psychological experience of living with diabetes.

According to Walter, “a diabetic diet should not be a rigid and restrictive menu plan. There is not one ultimate ‘diabetic diet’ that everyone should follow; instead, nutritional management of diabetes is a lifestyle that balances moderation and healthy food choices. The AIC Champions program is designed to empower others to make the right choices in taking care of their diabetes.”

There is no cost to attend the A1C Champions Program or the monthly Diabetes Support Group and samples of diabetic friendly refreshments will be served. For more information or to register contact Baystate Health Link at 413-967-2488 or 1-800-377-4325.