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Diabetes Prevention is Topic of November Accenting Your Health Presentations

"Diabetes Prevention" will be the subject of two Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentations set for November.

Diabetes educator Mercedes Peralta, R.N., will explain type 2 diabetes and how it can affect one's health. Her presentation will emphasize diabetes prevention.

Peralta recently joined Central Maine Endocrinology and Diabetes Center as a diabetes educator, where she helps those with diabetes learn to manage their condition for optimal quality of life.

Peralta has worked at Central Maine Medical Center for nine years, and has gained nursing experience ranging from intensive care to medical-surgical nursing to outpatient pulmonology.

The program will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on November 5 in the Chairmen's Room, located on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building. The second session will be offered at 6 p.m. on November 8 in Conference Room H, also located on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

Those interested in attending either of the programs are urged to register in advance by calling 795-8448, emailing prevention@cmhc.org, or registering online at www.cmmc.org

Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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