ELIZABETHTOWN - Mary Ellen Willen will be speaking at Elizabethtown Community Hospital to share her personal experiences with diabetes and taking insulin to help control her blood sugar. This lecture will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Willen is a member of the sanofi-aventis A1C Champions(r) Program, which is a patient-led approach to diabetes education. She has diabetes and takes insulin as part of her overall diabetes treatment plan including diet, exercise and other diabetes medications. A1C Champions(r) know first-hand the challenges to managing diabetes and understand the fear and uncertainty about taking insulin. They share information about diabetes self-management and insulin based on formal training and their personal experiences with diabetes.
During this Understanding Insulin: Myths & Realities presentation, Willen will share: Why insulin is not a sign of failure, but may help you achieve blood sugar control; the concerns she had about starting insulin; and misperceptions about insulin.