FLORENCE – Pinal County’s Public Health program aims to reduce health complications of patients with diabetes by presenting brief educational sessions for the public. Two sessions have been scheduled, one on July 23 in San Tan Valley and the other on July 24 in Maricopa.
Both sessions will feature a talk by Sheri Steincamp, MS, RDN who will offer the group a discussion called “Diabetes and the Ins and Outs of Sugar, Sugar Substitutes and Sodium.” Steincamp will provide valuable information about sugar, food labels, sugar guidelines, sugar alcohols and more. She will also talk about how sugar substitutes impact blood sugar and sodium levels in food. A question and answer session will follow Ms. Steincamp’s presentation.
The next sessions will be:
Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
San Tan Valley Public Health Clinic
36235 North Gantzel Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Maricopa Public Health Clinic
41600 West Smith-Enke Road, Building 15
Maricopa, AZ 85138
“There is a wealth of information out there on living with diabetes but we find that people enjoy the one-on-one and small group interaction that happens in our diabetes education program,” said Rosanna Ringer, a Registered Dietitian with Pinal County’s Public Health programs. “Our objective is to encourage dietary and lifestyle decisions that enable diabetics to live long, enjoyable lives, free from complications.”
Both sessions are free for the public to attend. Pinal County Public Health asks that you call in advance to reserve a seat so that there are enough chairs set up for everyone. Simply call 1-800-231-8499, extension 7315 or 520-866-7315.
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