Savannah Tech Offers First Friday Health and Wellness Symposium

Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education and the College’s Health Sciences Division will host a series of community lectures entitled, “First Friday Health and Wellness Symposium.”

This free series is open to the public and will be held in Academic Commons Room 7126 at the College’s Savannah Campus (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31405). The seminar at 10 a.m., on Friday, December 7, 2012, is “Who’s at Risk for Diabetes and How to Prevent it.” The seminar will be led by Bonnie Hutchison, a diabetes education specialist at the Diabetes Management Center at St. Joseph’s/Candler, who has been a certified diabetes educator for the past 15 years. The lecture will help those that are at high risk for diabetes or are prediabetic learn how to lower their risk for the onset of diabetes through better nutrition, exercise, stress management and medication, if needed.

Topics include: what is diabetes vs. pre-diabetes; Risk factors; Signs and symptoms; the role of exercise; making healthy food choices (portion sizes, reading a food label, meal planning); and Healthy weight and tips for reaching and maintaining.

Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education pledges to provide professional shortterm job training and community interest classes for the College’s four-county service area and offers many paths to high-wage, high-performance careers. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

No previous college experience, entrance exams or high school diploma/GED are required to participate in Professional Continuing Education classes.

Reservations are recommended by calling 912.443.5808.

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