Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
‘Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease’
June 18 topic at support group meeting
Dr. Seth Hurwitz to discuss diabetes/cardiovascular disease link WARWICK – (June 7) Diabetes is the most prominent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
On Monday, June 18, Dr. Seth Hurwitz, a board-certified cardiologist affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, will explain the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease at the monthly meeting of the Diabetes In Check support group. The group is open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes In Check, sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. The public is welcome at this educational program geared toward adults with diabetes and their families.
Dr. Hurwitz, who is board-certified in nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease, will talk about the many complications that the causes of diabetes – such as being overweight – can lead to. People with diabetes, for instance, can also develop other disorders of the cardiovascular system. Hurwitz will focus his talk on lifestyle changes that can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Hurwitz’ office is at Metropolitan Cardiology Associates, 30 Hatfield Lane, Goshen.
“This is an opportunity for us to offer a program in which people with diabetes and their families and caregivers can learn the good news that those who improve their lifestyle can help decrease the risk of more serious complications,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, a registered nurse at St. Anthony Community Hospital. “We invite everyone with diabetes – and their caregivers – to attend this important meeting.”
The Center for Diabetes Education offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. Through individual and group sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment and emotional support, and try to help patients better understand the disease. They show patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes – and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.
Any adult with diabetes and their caregiver may attend the June 18 Diabetes In Check meeting. Seating is limited; anyone planning to attend should call 845-987-5168 to reserve a seat, as soon as possible. The support group will not have any programs in July or August.
For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.
About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.
Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.