HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY) designed to provide health and wellness information, resources, and support to the community.
This month, Health-Quest WNY is hosting a program focusing on diabetes management on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Fredonia. As always, this program is free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up, call 363-7233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Refreshments will be provided. For anyone interested, nursing students from Jamestown Community College will offer free blood pressure screenings.
The presentation will be conducted by Linda Fuller, RN, MSN, CDE. Fuller, a nationally certified diabetes educator, serves as education and clinical informatics manager at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, an affiliate of LERHSNY.
The HealthQuest WNY presentation will provide information about the treatments, therapies, medications and diets available for those living with diabetes. Among the topics to be discussed are diabetes prevention; controlling diabetes; home glucose monitors; individualized diet, nutrition and exercise plans; monitoring blood sugar and medications; and associated issues and complications.
In her hospital role as a certified diabetic educator, Fuller provides much-needed education to the community about diabetes management, consulting with both inpatients and outpatients. In addition, she is chair of the Chautauqua County Diabetes Taskforce which concerns itself with the needs of diabetics in the county. Fuller is a certified instructor for the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). She also serves as a part-time clinical instructor for sophomore nursing students at Jamestown Community College.
Fuller is a graduate of Jamestown Community College, obtained her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Buffalo School of Nursing and received a master's degree in nursing from Excelsior College. She is currently enrolled in a post master's certificate ANP at Daemen College, Buffalo.