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“Stressed Out” Living with Diabetes?
Free Lecture on Diabetes at Hospital of Central Connecticut

New Britain [October 01 2006] - The Joslin Diabetes Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain campus will present its free monthly community lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
Julie Wagner, PhD, will discuss “Stress Management for People Living with Diabetes.” Dr. Wagner is an assistant professor in the department of behavioral sciences and community health at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Living with diabetes is stressful. It is common to feel stressed about the demands of diabetes self care, feeling deprived of food, failure to achieve treatment goals, and concerns about complications. Diabetes-related stress can negatively impact self-care, glucose control, and overall quality of life. This presentation will cover the effects of stress on the body and mind. It will also offer suggestions for various stress management exercises and techniques. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.

There are now 20.8 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes. It is estimated that between 5 and 10 percent have type 1 diabetes, while 90 to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes.

The lecture is free and presented in the cafeteria at New Britain General campus. Start time is 6:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve a seat at the Oct. lecture, please call 1-860-224-5672.

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