Area happenings

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM.
Diabetes self-management
The Diabetes Self-Management Program at the Pender County Health Department is back up and running. The program provides a one-on-one educational session with a trained diabetes nurse, an interactive class and a follow-up meeting to monitor progress.
Elisabeth Weaver, RN is available to receive referrals from primary care providers. Classes are held on the last Wednesday of each month, and include information on how and when to check your blood sugars, understanding how medication works, as well as what foods you can eat and how to count carbohydrates and read food labels. Participants will learn about what makes their blood sugars go up and down, the signs and symptoms of high and low blood sugar, the acute and chronic complications of diabetes, exercise, foot care and sick day rules. The classes are accredited by the American Diabetes Association and cover all recommended components. 
For more information, contact Weaver at 910-259-1371.
Rose Society
Witherspoon Rose Culture representative David Strickland will be the guest speaker at the June meeting of the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society. He will speak on “Everything Roses” and answer attendee’s questions on growing roses in the coastal area. The meeting will be held June 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Hanover County Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington. For more information, contact Carol Noble at 910-259-5845 or visit or the group’s Facebook page. 

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