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CVPH Offers Diabetes Self-Management Program

CVPH Offers Diabetes Self-Management Program
4 week program offers education, support for those with Type 2 Diabetes

PLATTSBURGH, NY (10/01/2018) – The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Diabetes Self-Management Class begins Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Miner Medical Arts Building, 302B Conference Room (third floor). The Miner Medical Arts Building is located on CVPH’s main.  The class will meet for 3 hours each Tuesday evening until November 13. 

This program can help those with Type 2 diabetes learn to manage their disease. There are an estimated 27 million Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. Managing the disease includes lifestyle changes, adjustments to diet and exercise and sometimes, medication. Instructors Catherine LaPier, RN and Ann Watts, RN, CDE will present information about those topics in addition to goal setting, low and high blood sugars and minimizing and avoiding complications.

A physician referral is required to attend the class and insurances will be billed. For more information, call the CVPH Diabetes Education program at (518) 314-3951.

 

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About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is a private, not-for profit hospital and a subsidiary of Community Providers Inc., (CPI). Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014, became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partners, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Care Center.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

        

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve  the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

 

 

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.