"Carbohydrate Counting 101" - March topic for Shelton Diabetes support group meeting

Release Date: Mar 07, 2019

SHELTON, Wash. Carbohydrates have a considerable impact on blood glucose levels, and those managing diabetes need to be aware of their carb intake and how they can balance it in their diet.  “Carbohydrate Counting 101” will be the subject of discussion at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ next Shelton Diabetes Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pershing Room at Mason General Hospital.

MGH&FC Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators Debbie McGinnis and Sarah Fulkerson will present the class, discussing the affects of carbohydrates in the diet and how counting carbs can help control blood sugar and provide more flexibility in meal planning.  The meeting is open to anyone affected by diabetes, including friends and family members of those managing the condition, and there will be time for questions, answers and individual dietary concerns.

The Shelton Diabetes Support Group, affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets at MGH every third Thursday of the month from September to June. These free meetings are designed to support, encourage and inform everyone in the community about diabetes and how it can be prevented and managed.  For more information call Debbie McGinnis, RN, BSN, CDE, at (360) 427-7332.

MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7.  For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, go to www.MasonGeneral.com.