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Thursday, May 02, 2013 - Steps to Weight Loss Success, Diabetes Management

Steps to Weight Loss Success, Diabetes Management
Steven Lamie, M.D., and dietitian Patti Hennrick, R.D., share tips for diabetics

Losing weight is at the top of the to-do list for many people. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important.

Research shows a 5 - 10 percent weight loss can improve blood sugar control for those who are overweight. Munson Diabetes Program Medical Director Steven Lamie, M.D., and dietitian Patti Hennrick, R.D., will present an informative discussion on how people can take steps to lose weight and control diabetes from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Conference Room 1 at Munson Medical Center.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call Munson’s Diabetes Education Department at (231) 935-8200 or 1-800-809-8127.

Dr. Lamie is an internist in practice at Thirlby Clinic in Traverse City, while Hennrick is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Munson Medical Center. She also works for Munson’s Healthy Weight Center.

Munson Medical Center is located at 1105 Sixth St. in Traverse City. Due to the current partial closure of Sixth Street, participants should enter the hospital’s main visitor parking lot off Elmwood Avenue across from Seventh Street.