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Blue Ridge Community College takes diabetes seriously

Blue Ridge Community College and their wellness committee invited Pardee to provide diabetes screenings for all of their employees at their Flat Rock and Transylvania campuses yesterday. Nina Lovern, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Business Development Specialist, engaged the staff with a screening tool from the American Diabetes Association and provided education to the staff.

The occurrence of diabetes and other chronic conditions in employees can be a result of many factors including age, ethnicity, family history and obesity. Medical costs associated with diabetes vary, depending on the level of overall glucose (blood sugar) control and/or the coexistence of other medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, eye disease or kidney disease.
With better control of diabetes, companies may reduce the later costs of the complications of diabetes and may be able to utilize these "cost avoidance dollars" in other areas.

Want to take the screening tool and find out more? Click here to take the screening tool.

Need Help Managing Your Diabetes?
Perspectives Diabetes Education at Pardee Hospital offers group and individualized education and guidance by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and is located at the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center. Call (828) 698-4533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

BRCC DM Nina and VanessaNina Lovern, RN, CDE, providing education to BRCC staff member, Vanessa Owen while reviewing her ADA diabetes screening tool.

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