Beginning on Thursday, September 6th, Holland Free Health Clinic is hosting a free diabetic support group for members of Ottawa and Allegan county. This group will be held the first Thursday of every month from September to May at 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Each session will include a presentation on a different topic, time for discussion and socialization, and refreshments. This group is open to the public. We welcome participants that are 18 years old and older with diabetes, family members, caretakers, health professionals, etc.
Getting to know each other: the year ahead (Free A1C and Cholesterol Testing) Sharon Larkin, RN, CDE and MaryLou Duron, RN, Facilitators
Medicare Part D: What you need to know. Talk with a pharmacist to help understand differences in prescription coverage. Presented by Walgreens. *To get the most out of this session, please bring your current medication list.
Diabetes-related eye care - problem warning signs, how to prevent or minimize damage, keys to having healthy eyes for diabetics. Presented by ophthalmologist, Tom Arendshorst, MD.
Surviving and thriving during the holidays - Diabetes friendly recipes! Taste samples and take home recipes of your favorites - presented by registered dietitian, Chef Jen Plaggemars, cookingiscaring.com
What is an A1C? (Free A1C and Cholesterol testing). Presented by MaryLou Duron, RN
Caring about and for your kidneys (free protein testing). Presented by Sharon Larkin, RD, CDE
Diabetes and Dental Care: taking care of your teeth and gums
Foot Care & Diabetes related complications. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Sundling, Northwood Foot & Ankle, P.C.
Grand Finale: There is Joy. Presented by Carol Austin, MSW, Zeeland Hospital