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Griffin to host diabetes support group

October 7, 2018

DERBY — The Diabetes Education and Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about diabetes awareness and fall risks on at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Susan Lanzaro-Schroeder, marketing director of the newly-formed Derby Centennial Lion’s Club, will talk about the club’s focus on diabetes awareness and its first-ever Casual Walk for Diabetes Awareness set for Oct. 20 on the Derby Greenway. Proceeds from the event will benefit diabetes education.

In addition, Rafca Mercilus of Lifeline will be present “Helping People with Diabetes Reduce the Risk of Falling.” This open discussion will cover why those with diabetes have a higher risk of falling as they get older, why they are more likely to be injured than those without diabetes, and what can be done to reduce this risk.

The presentations will be in the hospital’s Childbirth Education Classroom A.

No registration is required. Call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.

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