Diabetes Support Group Meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, March 16 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

First aid and handling emergent situations will be the discussion at this meeting. Topics to be covered include symptoms of heart attack/stroke, choking, CPR and falls. Cheryl Livingston, VMH Paramedic, will present to the group to help everyone feel more comfortable handling these situations which may occur unexpectedly at home or in the public.

Diabetes Educator Angie Mettille, RN, will also discuss hypoglycemia, as this is a common medical emergency that may be encountered. The quicker the action, the better the outcome. Anyone can save a life, and it doesn’t need to be someone with a medical background.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who may have a friend or loved one with diabetes.  For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.