November is Diabetes Month. Our Diabetes Clinic on last Saturday November 19th was another huge success. The clinic was sponsored by Lifescan, the maker of OneTouch Ultra2 meters. There were originally 7 appointments and all were taken up in a week. We opened 2 more spots and both were taken up soon after.
All our participants had a one-on-one diabetes education session with a RD/CDE, which took about 1/2 hour for each patient. Everyone learned about how to manage their condition with proper nutrition and blood glucose monitoring. All participants walked away with knowledge and a "Company's Coming Diabetic Dinner" cookbook!
We also provided a free sample of our gluten-free, low-glycemic whole grain, Cavena Naked Oats and a copy of the diabetes edition of Alive magazine to each participant. Special thanks to Anne Clark from Lifescan and Laurel, RD/CDE for spending the time with our patients.