Fayetteville VAMC Hosts Sweet Sensations - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System

 

Fayetteville VAMC Hosts Sweet Sensations

July 19, 2013

 

“Women Veterans can have fun and learn how to stay healthy for life!”

            FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville VA Medical Center will host a “Sweet Sensations” diabetes awareness event at the medical center gazebo from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 23.  Female Veterans and their families are invited to this free event and learn how to improve their health, stop diabetes and stay healthy for life.


According to national statistics, 26 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease, and amputations of the foot or leg. It also puts people at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.


“Sweet sensations will help women with diabetes understand what they can do to control their disease and prevent further complications,” said Elizabeth Goolsby, Fayetteville VAMC Director.  “This is also a great opportunity to learn how to prevent diabetes before it starts.”


The Sweet Sensations kick off will feature information about Food & Nutrition, Health Education, Mental Health, Women's Health, Secure Messaging and Rural Health programs.  The event will also include a demonstration on Tele-health, a new technology Veterans can use to communicate with their providers and mental health professionals. 


Festivities will include music, door prizes, games and an aerobics demonstration and free healthy snack bars and beverages.  Female Veterans wanting to enroll in VA health care can get assistance at the event.
For more information about the event or enrollment, call Sandra Smith at (910) 488-2120 ext. 7479 or email sandra.smith1e33ba@va.gov.


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Media interested in attending this event should call Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs Officer, Robin DeMark at (910) 822-5991.