Southcoast Health to hold weekly walks with a diabetes educator in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast Health announced today that it will hold weekly walks with diabetes educator Michael See, MS, CDE, every Thursday at 5 p.m. on the recently completed Quequechan River Rail Trail in Fall River’s Britland Park.

“We know that insufficient walking and low levels of physical activity are key risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Reliance on automobiles for commuting, jobs that increasingly require less physical activity and communities that do not afford opportunities to safely walk or cycle all contribute to our physical inactivity. One way to counter those trends is to make our community more walkable,” said See.

Diabetes educators are experienced healthcare professionals — such as registered nurses, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists — who have special knowledge and skills to help you successfully manage all aspects of your diabetes.

All walking abilities are welcome. The sessions will start at a beginner’s pace and progress gradually. All participants are welcome to join any week throughout the summer and fall.

“The Quequechan River Rail Trail provides a wonderful opportunity for people to connect with nature and increase their physical activity. We invite anyone looking for pleasant company and camaraderie to join our walking group. They won’t regret it,” said See.

For additional information, call 877-212-9135, email diabetesmgt@southcoast.org or visit southcoast.org/diabetes.