Health
Thursday, April 27, 2017
 
Diabetes Management Workshop The Nanticoke Physician Network will host a two-part Diabetes Survival Skills workshop on Wednesday, May 3 and 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in the Hospital Board Room. This free workshop offers basic diabetes management and healthy eating information and support for those with diabetes. One family member or caregiver is welcome to attend. The first session will discuss diabetes basics including blood sugar monitoring and the importance of maintaining diabetic health; the second session will focus on healthy eating. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 752-8467. To learn more about diabetes services at Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/diabetes.

Nutrition classes Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts nutrition classes on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke Training Center located at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. This class is designed to provide education to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next class is Wednesday, May 3. Nanticokes nutrition classes are interactive and full of user-friendly information geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Topics include information on starting a healthful diet, understanding appropriate portions, incorporating exercise into daily schedules, and nutrition-related concerns. Bariatric patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to their scheduled surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in. For more information or to reserve your spot in the next class, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395.

Drug Take-Back Day is April 29 Withhundreds of lives being lost to drug overdoses each year, Delawarewill holda Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 29,to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications atlocations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) and the Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS), thetwice-a-yearevent hasresultedinmore than 65,000 pounds of medicationbeing collectedin 13 events.

Properly discarding unused medications protects groundwater, reduces the risk of addiction, keeps prescription medications out of the hands of people who may abuse them, andhelps prevent drug overdoses. Delawareans seeking help for drug addiction or medical providers seeking information on patient education and treatment resources can visit www.HelpIsHereDE.com. Click onI am here for meto see a list of detox, treatment and recovery providers in the region. Drugs for disposal must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zipped plastic bag, with personal information removed. Liquid medications must be in their original containers. Needles, aerosols, biohazard materials, medical equipment, and batteries will not be accepted. For more details and a list of permanent collection sites, visit DPH at dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/hhdrugtakeback.html or call 302-744-4546, ext. 5; and the DEA at www.dea.gov/take-back/takeback-news.shtml. Area Drug Take-Back sites include:
  • Laurel Police Department, 205 Mechanic St., Laurel (permanent collection site)
  • Walgreens, 22898 SussexHwy., Seaford (permanent collection site)


Diabetes education program Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. As a person with diabetes, Nanticoke can be part of your healthcare team to help teach you the self-care skills needed to keep you on track. Our four-session diabetic program includes weekly education sessions in a group setting.One family member or significant other is welcome to attend as a passenger on your diabetic road trip. Pre-registration is required. The cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance. To register or for more information about this course, contact Nanticokes Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446. To learn more about diabetes services at Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/diabetes.