Methodist Health System Congregational Health Holds Diabetes Training Event

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From left: Stanley Johnson, ADA volunteer; Lisa Jackson, ADA Chair, Education & Programs and Chair, Live Empowered; Teresa Bennett, Certified Diabetic Shoe Fitter, ADA volunteer; Shenekqual Robertson, ADA Manager, Education & Programs; Debbie Seider, Methodist Congregational Nursing Coordinator; and Doris Giles, Methodist Congregational Nursing Coordinator

Recently the Methodist Health System Golden Cross Congregational Health Ministry (GCCHM), in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), hosted the initial Train the Trainer event at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

The program focuses on health and wellness efforts for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. GCCHM is encouraging partnering churches to educate their congregations about diabetes. B

y teaming up with the ADA, each partnering congregational nurse will use a faith-based curriculum, Project POWER, which integrates diabetes awareness, messages, and healthy living tips into the lives of members, families, and communities.

Statistics report that by 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes unless lifestyles changes occur

For more information on this program, contact at 214-947-7755; at 214-947-2476; Shenekqual Robertson, manager, education and programs, American Diabetes Association at or 972-392-1181, xt. 6019.