New Milford Hospital Offers Monthly Blood Pressure/Glucose Screenings

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New Milford Hospital Offers Monthly Blood Pressure/Glucose Screenings

The Diabetes Education and Management Department at New Milford Hospital offers free, monthly blood pressure screening and glucose screening on the second Friday of every month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary, and fasting for the finger-stick glucose screening is recommended. The next screening will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Robison Conference Room A at New Milford Hospital.

According to the American Diabetes Association statistics, 57 million people have pre-diabetes and do not even know it. Pre-diabetes is a serious condition that can be treated. Pre-diabetes raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. People with pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.

The good news, however, is that people with pre-diabetes can prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes by making changes in their diet and increasing their level of physical activity.

The Diabetes Education and Management program at New Milford Hospital offers many services, including individual and group (education) sessions, a diabetes support group, blood sugar screenings and community outreach.

Free blood pressure and glucose screenings will be held at New Milford Hospital monthly from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on the following dates: March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13, 2013.

For more information about the screenings or to learn more about Diabetes Education programs at New Milford Hospital, please call (860) 210-5393, or visit www.newmilfordhospital.org.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals,Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

  • Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • Emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • An occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers.

Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program. For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

Date posted - 12/24/2012