(MINOT, ND) – The Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education will host a free program, ‘Technology, Tools, and Diabetes,’ Tuesday, November 7, at Health Center ñ Riverside located at 1900 8th Avenue SE.
Dr. Eric Johnson, associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, will discuss the importance of technology in helping people manage their diabetes.
‘Effective self-management is nearly a full-time job,’ notes Susan Burkhart, RN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM, diabetes educator and coordinator at the Center for Diabetes Education. ‘There are many components such as healthy eating, tracking blood sugar, and managing medications. Anything that can make that job a little easier is worth exploring.’
Burkhart says technological advances such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors have emerged as important tools in controlling blood sugar. Similarly, smart phone apps have shown promise when it comes to achieving weight loss.
The event will begin with displays and snacks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Johnson’s talk and a question and answer session. For more information, call the Trinity Health Center for Diabetes Education at 857-5268.