SENIORS GROUP AT LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO DISCUSS DIABETES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

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September 20, 2012 (La Mesa)--The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Demystifying Diabetes” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required.

The speaker will be Nancy Alexander-Wadel, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Diabetes Education Program. She will discuss types of diabetes and risk factors, as well as diabetes prevention and management techniques, including nutrition, exercise and weight loss. Handouts will be provided and light refreshments will be served. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visitwww.herricklibrary.org.

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County.