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News from Unity

Diabetes management begins with education!

Diabetes, called the “epidemic of the 21st century” by the International Diabetes Federation, is on the rise.  A Canadian study finds that globally, the number of new cases of diabetes is growing at a rate faster than was predicted by the World Health Organization.   According to the Department of Health of Monroe County, there has been an alarming jump in cases of the disease in the Rochester area. 


“Patient education plays a key role in the management of diabetes,” said Jean Bauch, R.D., CDE, coordinator of Unity Health System’s Diabetes, Weight Management and Nutrition program.  “It’s very important that patients understand the disease, and how best to control it.”


Unity offers a Diabetes Education Program for people with Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes.  A new series of educational classes will begin on Monday, April 7, 2008, from 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at Unity Diabetes, Weight Management & Nutrition, 687 Lee Rd.   Certified diabetes educators share the latest information about carbohydrates, blood sugar levels, medications, and preventing diabetes-related problems.  The cost is typically covered by insurance; there may be a co-payment depending on the insurance carrier. 


For more information, or to register, call at 254-4152.


Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others.