Right at Home Boston North recently kicked off the spring season by hosting an educational program for fifty health professionals in Medford, MA at Century Bank. Right at Home’s Community Relations Team, Celeste Begley, Community Relations Director, and Victoria Guskiewicz, Community Relations Coordinator, represented our office.
About the Program:
The event titled, “Alzheimer’s Disease...Diabetes of the Brain??”, was presented by Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDP, owner of Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC. 1 LICSW, LCSW, LSW CEU’s and 1 RN, LPN Contact Hour was provided to attendees. The presentation focused on the latest cutting edge research being done on Type 3 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease. Type 3 Diabetes, a term coined by Researchers Suzanne de la Monte, MD and Jack R. Wands, MD. This new type of diabetes is causing pathological changes in the brain similar to changes caused by Alzheimer’s Disease, leading to cognitive impairments. By attending this program, participants gained an in-depth understanding of insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s Disease. While hearing the latest research linking brain insulin resistance to the hallmark abnormalities of Alzheimer’s disease, potential treatment options and lifestyle changes showing promise in improving cognitive function in patients with early disease.
About the Presenter:
Scherrie Keating wants to be part of the solution to the pre-diabetes epidemic in the United States. As a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Scherrie offers risk screening and education on lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Scherrie spreads her message through continuing education training, educational programs in local communities and as a speaker at regional, state, and national conferences. Scherrie invites all to take the prediabetes risk test on her website.
Alert Day March 26, 2019
American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, each year on the fourth Tuesday in March, invites everyone to take the free, anonymous 60 Second Type 2 Diabetes risk assessment online. This year, Alert Day, falls on March 26. This is a great time to educate yourself, loved ones, family and friends on how to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes.