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Diabetes education is goal of support group

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Cutline: Linda Harden (left) and Marcia Young, hold a blood glucose meter, which will be given away in a drawing at the Nov. 5 meeting of the Le Mars Area Diabetes Support Group. November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

The Le Mars Area Diabetes Support Group and Floyd Valley Hospital will host a special program Tuesday, Nov. 5, "Profiling Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes" by Dr. J. Aniszewski. His presentation will be a down-to-earth explanation of the differences in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference center at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Aniszewski, who practices with Midlands Clinic in Sioux City, specializes in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists AACE, the Endocrine Society, and the Polish Endocrine Society. He received his MD from the Academy of Medicine in Warsaw, Poland, and graduated in the top one percent of his class. He joined the University of North Dakota Internal Medicine program in Fargo in 1992. He has received training with the Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic to expand his skills in the management of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, lipid disorders, hormone replacement therapy and osteoporosis.

"I enjoy the diversity of problems encountered in a primary care practice and feel that my training gives me a solid base for this kind of practice," said Aniszewski of his association with Midlands Clinic. He began practice in Sioux City in 1999, and holds licenses in Iowa, Minnesota and Arizona.

The Le Mars Area Diabetes Support Group meets every other month, September through May, according to Marcia Young, facillitator for the group.

Linda Harden is the diabetic educator in the Floyd Valley Hospital diabetes self-management program. Floyd Valley Hospital and Medical Associates work together in diabetes self-management for the Le Mars area.

Those attending the program will register for a free home blood glucose meter. The program is open to the public and is free.

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