Healthy Augusta Lunch & Learn will focus on diabetes education

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 86 million more are at risk for developing the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.

So what happens when those people are diagnosed? That topic will be addressed at the next Lunch & Learn, a monthly educational series, presented by Healthy Augusta.

Catherine Brice, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator for University Hospital, will present “Pay Attention, Don’t Panic if Your Doctor Says Diabetes” at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 people.

Healthy Augusta is a partnership between community organizations and the Georgia Regents University Institute of Public and Preventive Health aimed at improving public health by increasing opportunities for people to engage in healthy lifestyle practices.

For more information about the monthly Lunch & Learn programs or to register, call Glynis Key at 706-721-1758.