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For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2013

Southcoast announces 'Living Healthy with Diabetes'

Event to be held at Makepeace Farms at Tihonet Village

WAREHAM, Mass - Southcoast® Health System will be presenting, "Living Healthy with Diabetes" a community event on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Makepeace Farms at Tihonet Village, 146 Tihonet Road in Wareham.

This is a free event and is open to the public. Certified diabetes educators from the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program will discuss how to live healthy with diabetes. Featured topics include healthy recipes and exercise tips. In addition, a registered Southcoast dietician will be available to answer questions about making healthy food choices.

Part of Southcoast Health System, Southcoast Diabetes Management Program is an American Diabetes Association recognized program that offers a comprehensive series of educational sessions designed to give adults and their families the knowledge to live healthy lives with diabetes. Education is offered in small group sessions or on an individual basis. The program addresses all aspects of diabetes self-management, including continuous glucose monitoring program, insulin pump use and training, self management skills, gestational diabetes management (development of diabetes during pregnancy), medication management, medical nutrition therapy, basic meal planning, personal sensor education and insulin injection instruction.

The program is staffed by a team of certified diabetes educators that includes registered nurses, dietitians and an exercise physiologist who are committed to helping patients live a healthier life.

The Southcoast Diabetes Management Program accepts most major health insurances and is now accepting appointments by physician referral.

The Southcoast Diabetes Management Program offices are located at Southcoast Health System at Rosebrook, 100 Rosebrook Way in Wareham, at the Durfee Union Building, 283 Pleasant Street in Fall River; the Mashpee Building, 49 State Road in Dartmouth and at Linden Tree Family Health Center, 2444 East Main Road in Portsmouth, R.I.

For more information on the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program, call 1-877-212-9135 or visit

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group - Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

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