(BEDFORD) - IU Health Bedford Hospital will host guest speaker Loretha Huff on Thursday at 6 pm as she presents Managing Diabetes: The next step.
Huff will share her personal experiences with diabetes and taking insulin to help control her blood sugar.
As a specially trained member of the A1C Champions Program, Huff knows first-hand the challenges involved with managing diabetes and the fear and uncertainty of taking insulin.
Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy.
It is estimated that that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed.
At the same time, about 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C less than 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association.
The A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the past two-to-three-month period.
To learn more about this special presentation, please call Vicky Riddle at 812.275.1233, ext. 2233.
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