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Diabetes Patient to Discuss ‘Taking Control’ of Diabetes


Diabetes patient Jim Murphy of St. Louis will discuss “Taking Control” of diabetes at a free program on Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau.

Murphy will speak at the Diabetes Self-Management Support Group’s monthly meeting, organized by the Southeast Diabetes Center.

Murphy is a member of the A1C Champions® program, a patient-led approach to diabetes education which is supported by Sanofi, provider of medications for treatment of diabetes. A salesman by profession, Murphy enjoys coaching children’s soccer and volunteering at diabetes sports camps in his spare time.

This free program is designed to educate participants on ways to control their blood sugar. Murphy will explain how to achieve good glucose control and how to develop a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport sugar from the blood into the cells of the body for energy.

It’s estimated that nearly 26 million American have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.

For more information about the diabetes support group or the upcoming program, call the Diabetes Center at 573-339-0121.

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