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Fort Washington Medical Center Offers Free Diabetes Management Series

OXON HILL, Md. – Nearly 19 million Americans are diabetic according to the American Diabetes Association. For those who are diagnosed, Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) is offering a three-part, comprehensive diabetes education series of classes in April.

The program consists of three, two-hour classes, presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator and a registered dietitian. Classes are free of charge and feature a variety of topics including meal planning, how to make smart choices when dining out, achieving better results with medication, and how to start or improve a physical activity program. Other areas of discussion include the psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes and how to take control of the disease for a healthier lifestyle.

WHAT: Diabetes Education Series
WHEN: Tuesdays, April 7, 14 & 28 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Fort Washington Medical Center (Cafeteria)
11711 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Register by calling (301) 686-9010 (ext. 100). The series is free and open to the public.
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Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard