Living with Diabetes and its Impact on Seniors is topic for July 10 talk
Doctor of Nursing Practice Christine Collins knows the challenges faced daily by those with diabetes. Working with Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury and Bon Secours Lively Medical Center, Collins sees the reality that is true across the nation for the 25 percent of seniors living with some form of diabetes.
She’ll share her insights in “Living with Diabetes and its Impact on Seniors,” RWC’s first Mind & Muscle event on July 10.
“Diabetes requires lifestyle changes and a lot of management,” she said. “The good news is that if you are pre-diabetic, you can make lifestyle changes before the disease turns into diabetes. This is very important for people at high risk.”
Collins received her undergraduate degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento; her family nurse practitioner and physician assistant certificates from University of California, Davis; and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Pennsylvania. She recently completed a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Collins has an extensive background in employee health positions, dealing with occupation injuries and illnesses, infectious diseases, safety and injury prevention, and health and wellness promotions.
Mind & Muscle events are held in the Chesapeake Center Auditorium on RWC’s campus. Other lectures are scheduled for Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. It is free and open to the community.
The program includes a complimentary luncheon at noon, following the lecture and a question-and-answer opportunity with the speaker. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Call 804-438-4000 no more than two weeks in advance of the program you would like to attend. RWC maintains a waiting list and will honor reservations in the order received.