Baystate Mary Lane to Host Diabetes A1C Champions Program

WARE — Alicia Walter, clinical dietitian and nutrition educator at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, will present the A1C Champions Program on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. The program will be held in the Main Conference Room on the second floor of the hospital.

The Taking Control Diabetes A1C Champions Program, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis U.S., is 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 (800) 377-4325 .