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Free ‘What’s New in Diabetes’ Webinar Nov. 18

October 26, 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness month, a time each year Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) sets aside to help raise awareness and educate the community of the signs and symptoms of this widespread disease.

Join Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Endocrinologist Dr. Egils Bogdanovics of CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology who will present a free live virtual class called “What’s New in Diabetes?” on Wednesday, Nov.18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics will include diabetes and COVID-19 and the latest medications and advances in the treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

(A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Call 1.855.422.4373 or click here to register and receive viewing information and links.)

Dr. Bogdanovics practices with Dr. Deepti Rawal at CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology at 780 Litchfield St., Torrington, which offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to diabetes treatment and disease management. Their team of board-certified diabetes specialists, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and social workers are specifically trained to help people with diabetes avoid complications and maintain better health.

Diabetes affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population), including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the health condition. In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity. High blood sugar levels, poor circulation, immune system issues, nerve damage and infection may contribute to a diabetic foot ulcer.

Approximately 25 percent of people living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer, including the 2 million who are suffering from one right now. For more severe foot issues, CHH Foot Center with offices in Torrington, Winsted and Thomaston offers specialized care for diabetes related chronic wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers. Timely detection of any wound and proper education can reduce the risk of amputation, improve quality of life, enable better treatment options when wounds are discovered, and avoid complications, such as infections and amputations.

The CHH Foot Center offers a number of leading-edge treatments including total contact casting, and advanced therapies such as skin substitutes. Working in collaboration with the CHH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is also available. These specialized therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more.

For more information and appointments contact them at 860.496.6723.