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Contact: Kelly Shannon, Community Outreach Director
               (601) 574-7000, kshannon@copiahhealth.org

For Immediate Release

Copiah County Medical Center to Host Free Diabetes

Education Event Friday, June 5

Hazlehurst, Mississippi - Copiah County Medical Center (CCMC) will present a free and informative diabetes program, Diabetes and Me, on Friday, June 5, 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the CCMC Conference Room. Copiah County Medical Center is located at 27190 Highway 28 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

Diabetes and Me classes are taught by diabetes educators and experienced health care professionals who specialize in helping people with diabetes teach the classes with class topics include healthy eating, being active, monitoring diabetes, taking medications, reducing risks and more. Anyone who would like to know more about diabetes, especially people living with diabetes, are welcome to attend and learn how to manage diabetes and be healthy. Diabetes education helps people lower their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Diabetes is among the top 10 causes of death in the nation. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes and pre-diabetes affect more than 110 million Americans. Diabetes can cause several serious complications. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is largely preventable through diet and exercise.

Space is limited, and those interested in attending the classes should call to register. To register, call (601) 574-7000. For more information on Copiah County Medical Center, visit us online at www.myccmc.org.