For anyone with diabetes, glucose monitoring is an essential skill in self-care behavior. Diabetes care advances every year and new methods of tracking glucose numbers develop.
- What do they mean?
- Why should one care?
- How do they influence one's treatment plan, long term or in the moment?
- Which one or ones are right for you?
Learn the answers to these questions and more Thursday, August 30,from noon - 1:00 p.m. for the third webinar in a series of four for 2018 presented by Karla Saffer, RN, BSN, CDE of Wray Community District Hospital in Wray.
This webinar will provide basic information about fingerstick glucose monitoring, hemoglobin A1C and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Emphasis will be given to CGM with highlights about the benefits and enhanced glycemic picture it provides to an individual.
Saffer, a Colorado native from Colorado Springs, has worked at the Wray District Hospital and Clinic for ten years. She has developed the Diabetes Education Program and has been instrumental in helping patients successfully manage their disease.
The one-hour webinar presentation will be broadcast in Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Pueblo, Washington, Weld, and Yuma counties. There is no cost to attend at any of the webinar sites, but registration is requested for adequate seating and handouts.
Following are site locations and contacts for more information or to register for a site: Akron- Washington County Courthouse Annex (Gisele Jefferson at 970-345-2287); Fort Morgan- Morgan County Extension (Jamie Dixon at 970-542-3540); Greeley - Centennial Area Health Education Center & The Bridge (David Cessna at 970-330-3608); Holyoke- Phillips County Event Center, Ortner Room (Tracy Trumper at 970-854-3616); Pueblo- Pueblo County Extension Office (Laura Krause at 719-583-6566); Sterling- Logan County Extension (Tara Friend at 970-522-3200); Wray- Wray District Hospital (Karla Saffer at 970-332-2352); Yuma- Yuma District Hospital (Carmen Valiz at 848-5405).