Diabetes Support Group Meets March 16

March 10, 2015

Mercy Hospital Fort Scott will host a Diabetes Support Group on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the McAuley Conference Center. The session topic is “Building up the benefits of physical activity.”

Alice Helton, RN and Mercy’s Certified Diabetes Educator explains, “Once a person begins exercising and becomes more physically active, they will begin to see results in just a few weeks.  One will feel stronger, have more energy and blood glucose can decrease.”

It’s at this time that a person should take advantage of those benefits by doing more.

“Try new physical activities, renew goals and engage in physical activity more often,” suggests Helton.

“Regular exercise and physical activity are important to physical and mental health. These can produce long-term health benefits by reducing the risk of diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension and loss of balance.”

Come learn more tips to help you be more active and healthier. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  

The support group is open to the public. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

Mercy offers the Diabetes Support Group on the third Monday of every other month. Mark your calendar for these future meeting dates: May 18, July 20, September 21 and November 16.

For more information contact Alice Helton with Mercy Hospital at 620-223-8412.

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