Diabetes is a serious health issue impacting a large number of Americans, many of them seniors – the age group most often affected by the disease. Although most people have access to a variety of resources, such as health professionals, national associations and online information, there is still a real need for diabetics themselves to gather and share their own knowledge with each other.
Oak Ridge Senior Center participant and 30-year diabetic Jim Harless will be the moderator for the group. Topics of discussion will include tips to deal with blood sugar issues, the glycemic index, exercise, weight loss, and other matters. At each meeting, seniors will have the opportunity to share information from their own lives as well as receive information from others in the group.
Please note that professional medical advice will not be given, but group members will share useful resources like books, blogs, web sites, and newsletters dealing with diabetic issues.
The group is free and open to anyone age 50 and over. If you’re interested in participating, be sure to register by May 22 so organizers can get an accurate headcount before the meeting. Call the Oak Ridge Senior Center at (865) 425-3999 to sign up.