Meeting notice: “Diabetes & oral care: gateway to your body’s health!”

The TalkDiabetes Support Program and the Diabetes Education Program at St. Anthony’s Medical Center presents its quarterly live meeting.  Meetings are FREE to the public and are meant to be an extension of formal diabetes Education sessions.

Speaker Nancy Trebilcock, BSN, RN, CDE, will address the topic of: “Diabetes & oral care: gateway to your body’s health!” People with diabetes can be at increased risk for periodontal (gum) disease. Like diabetes, periodontal disease starts as a silent problem that often goes unnoticed. Most of the time, periodontal disease is fairly painless, but can destroy your jaw bones and gums. Harmful bacteria can enter the main blood stream through your gums, possibly causing infection to other vital areas like the brain and heart. Even if you have full dentures, regular dental visits and good dental care is so important, that it is listed as one of the “National Standards of Diabetes Care”. Join us to learn how your diabetes control can be affected by the health of your mouth!

The meeting date is Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., in the Great Room, of the Hyland Education & Training Center, on the hospital campus; 10020 Kennerly Road, St Louis, 63128. As is our custom, we have an ongoing “Green (Recycle) Table please bring your unwanted magazines, books and coupons to donate to the exchange table.

Registration for the program is requested by calling 314-ANTHONY (800-554-9550) or via: www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/diabetes.

 

 

 

 

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