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Diabetes patient to talk about taking control of the disease

FALLBROOK – Diabetes patient Seth Bernstein will speak out on taking control of the disease on Wed., May 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Regency Fallbrook, 609 E. Elder St.

Bernstein will detail his personal experience on living with diabetes and he came to be a member of the Sanofi-Aventis A1C Champions Program®, a patient led approach to diabetes education.

Bernstein will talk about achieving good glucose control, learning effective self management, developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle, overcoming fears surrounding diabetes and much more.

Bernstein’s talk will be directed to the Fallbrook Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Fallbrook Hospital and led by certified diabetes educator Janine Loescher, RD, CDE, CLE. The event is free and open to all people with diabetes and their loved ones.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 20 million Americans have diabetes — six million of whom are unaware they have the disease. The American Diabetes Association recommends that, in general, people with diabetes should initially strive for an A1C (a test that assesses blood glucose levels over a two- to three-month period) that is less than 7 percent.

Alarmingly, more than 50 percent of diabetes patients are not in control of the disease.

If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes or has an A1C that is 7 percent or above, the A1C Champions® can provide motivation to take those first steps to a healthier life.

 

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