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vf.r R velvf ., vIM' .vhwr .,';r'TR'A q'A,") -At. CAPE  Friday, May 2 -May 8, 199'7. 87 Beebe offers diabetes education classes in May For a diabetes educator, taking care of the physical needs of a person with diabetes is the easy part of the job. Teaching the patient to manage his or her own chronic disease of- fcrs even more challenges. The nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, so- cial workers and other healthcare professionals who become dia- betes educators gladly face these challenges because they know the benefits of a diabetes education program. Beebe Medical Center offers classes for diabetics and their families where topics discussed are day-to-day control of the dis- ease, its symptoms, prevention and treatment of complications. The classes will be held on Mondays, except for Tuesday, May 27 (because of Memorial Day), from May 5 through June 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Beebe School of Nursing. Regis- tration is required by calling 645- 3251. The classes can help the person with diabetes lead a more inde- pendent and fulfilling life. To ac- complish this, the patient must learn complicated medical skills. It is the diabetes educator's job to explain and teach self-monitoring of blood glucose, exercise pre- scription, medications, stress re- duction, and principles of nutri- tion to people with a wide range of needs and abilities. Because diabetes can affect many areas of a person's life in- cluding career, leisure, nutritional and sexual activities, a successful diabetes education program also involves the patient's family and friends. Beebe's diabetes classes in. volve everyone else close to the person with diabetes. In this way, family and friends gain under- standing of the patient's unique situation while the patient gains an informed support system that extends beyond the clinical set- ring. Because diabetes self-manage- ment is an on-going process, the classes are not just for the newly diagnosed patients. Patients need updates on new treatment tech- niques, and therapy programs must he adapted as physical con- ditions change. When patients receive the edu- cation they need to manage their diabetes they gain better health, peace-of-mind, and a more active lifestyle. According to the American Dia- betes Association, 12 million Americans have diabetes, and about half of these people don't know they have the disease. Because the symptoms of dia- betes may come on gradually and can be mild at first, people may not recognize the early signs. The exact cause of diabetes is not known, but it is a disease that af- fect the ability of our body to con- vert the food we eat into energy. Children can develop the dis- ease, but most of the people who develop diabetes are adults over 40, overweight and have a family history of diabetes. Diabetes oc- curs most often in African-Ameri- cans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans. Dynavox helps with spee(:lL and language delays STILL SMOKE? FAT? Quit in 3 1/2 Hours Free Preview Hour Money Back Guarantee** Skeptics & "Hopeless" Cases Welcome Three-year-old Ryan was re- ferred to Easter Seals when it be- came apparent that his expressive speech production was not devel- oping as it should. Following a complete evalua- tion, it was decided that Ryan would benefit from the use of an augmentative communication de- vice so that he would he able to say as much as he understood about language. After trying two or three differ- ent deices, Tracy Bombara, his speech-language pathologist, de- cided that the system best suited to Ryan's needs was the Dynavox IIc. It allowed vocabulary to be stored in a picture-based format, an important consideration given that Ryan could not yet read. With a significant amount of memory, the device had enough capacity to store an increasing number of words to keep pace with Ryan's growing vocabulary. Its ability to link screens meant tliat all the information the child required did not have to be dis- played on a single screen. The Dynavox Hc also possessed word prediction capabilities which would greatly assist Ryan as he learns to spell and read. The sys- tem is able to grow as his skills in these areas develop. At the sametime Ryan was learning to communicate effec- tively with the Dynavox IIc, Bom- bara worked with the youngster to improve his oral motor control so that he could produce sounds. Ryan is now able to produce sentences containing six to eight words with his Dynavox He. His ability to speak single words and short phrases has also improved. "Ryan's use of his Dynavox has progressed to the point that he is now better able to communicate at his age level even though his abil- ity to produce speech is still de- lays," said Bombara. "Because he is doing so well, he has endless potential to keep up with verbal children regardless of how long it takes for his speech production to improve." For more information on the speech and language services Easter Seal Society o Del-Mar, Inc. can provide, call 1-302-324- 4444. Briefly YMCA to hold Active Older Adults Day May 10 The Sussex Family YMCA will hold its Sixth Annual Active Older Adults Day at the Sussex County branch on Saturday, May 10, be- ginning at 9 a.m. Activities will include outdoor cardio and resis- tance exercise, fitness testing, and demonstrations in aquatics, fitness class and line dancing. Harry Heck, M.D., will also offer pos- ture screening. A buffet luncheon will he served at noon to the first 75 people who reserve space, and Craig Hubbard will offer informa- tion about fitness for those over 50. For more information, call the YMCA at 227-8018. Parenthood classes at Beebe to beginMay 13 Preparations for Parenthood classes will be offered at Beebe Medical Center every Tuesday evening, beginning May 13. The course provides information to mothers and fathers-to-be in the labor process, the birthing experi- ence, post-partum period, breast feeding and adjusting to the new family. Taught by specially trained maternity nurses, the course is held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Education Classroom. To pre- register, call 645-3726. A complete selccUon of quality-made hospital-type home care beds and accessories is available at Edgecare " including both manual and electric beds, side rafts, trapeze bars and overbed tables. CALL US... WE WILL BE GLAD TO HELP. EDGEHILL PHARMACY Peddlers' Village Lwes, Del. 945-5066 COME IN FOR MORE INFORMATION OR A FREE CATALOG. I I : :: Peter Wesselton,! J .....  ............. ::! C.CH. 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