Concordia Haven Apartments to Host Free Diabetes Class

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 1-724-352-1571 x8266

Concordia Haven Apartments to Host Free Diabetes Class

Cabot, PA - Concordia Haven Apartments is holding the fourth and final session in its free series on Diabetes Management on June 10, 2 p.m. in Haven III.

The June session is on preventing, detecting and treating complications. The classes, which are led by Certified Diabetes Educator Terry Garcia, are held in conjunction with Concordia's "senior college," the Concordia Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Each class is a stand-alone session, so participants can come even if they haven't been to the previous sessions.

The series is designed to provide education on possible prevention, quality of life with the disease, self-empowerment and more. And it's not just for those with diabetes, but also for those who are at risk, families of those afflicted, etc.

For more information or to register for the class, contact Haven Program Director Cathy Questiaux at 724.352.1571, ext 8518.


Terry Garcia Bio

Terry Garcia, a registered nurse who works for Concordia Visiting Nurses, has over 14 years experience in the field. She became board certified in diabetes through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators in 2005 and since then has educated hundreds of people on various diabetes topics. 

Garcia was diagnosed with diabetes 19 years ago. As of 2005, she was on three different medications as well as injections to help control her blood sugars. She finally made the lifestyle changes her doctors recommended, and today is no longer on medication for diabetes.

A resident of Butler, she lives with her husband Steve Cupps and has four children. She enjoys music, spending time with family and friends, Pittsburgh sports teams and cooking.