UM Diabetes Center to mark 10th Anniversary

EASTON — The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will celebrate its 10th year of service as part of UM Shore Regional Health with an open house on Nov. 16, 1:30 to 3:30 pm., in the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The anniversary celebration will provide guests the opportunity to meet and talk with Center providers, educators and staff and to hear from patients about how the Center has helped them maintain optimal wellness.

Also offered will be a food prep demonstration by educator Karen Hollis, information and resources about treatment options and resources, and light fare refreshments provided by sponsors Tandem Diabetes Care and Sanofi Diabetes.

According to Trish Rosenberry, regional director, Multi Specialty Clinics for UM Shore Regional Health, the UM Center is the only specialty clinic on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Center’s mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive care through prevention, treatment, education and research. In addition to the Center in the Easton hospital, providers and educators see patients in the Multi-Specialty Clinic in Chestertown. The educators also lead monthly support groups in Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton.

“Diabetes and pre-diabetes are very prevalent in this region, as high as 12.7 percent for diabetes and much higher for pre-diabetes,” says Ms. Rosenberry. “Our Center has served more than 50,000 patients in 10 years of operation in the Easton hospital’s Freeman Outpatient Center.”

The UM Center team includes Dr. Bayan Mesmar, MBBS; nurse practitioners Doris Tate and Lisa Bronaugh, and three nurse educators, Karen Canter, Karen Hollis and Chrissy Nelson. Together, they offer a deep understanding of the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of disorders as well as the most innovative treatment strategies.

To attend the Center’s 10th anniversary open house, please RSVP by calling 410-822-1000, ext. 5186 by Nov. 12.

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