Harmon Diabetes Center Observes American Diabetes Month

Area diabetes center advocates for health in November

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Nov. 19, 2012) – Harmon Diabetes Center, a program of The Research Foundation, is participating in diabetes awareness during American Diabetes Month. Throughout November, Harmon Diabetes Center seeks to educate area residents on the symptoms of diabetes as well as how to effectively cope and live with this disease.

Harmon Diabetes Center staff members met with Research Medical Center employees and hospital visitors to hand out health information and discuss services offered by the Center including group classes, individualized counseling and a free monthly support group.

“In its 25th year of service to the Kansas City community, Harmon Diabetes Center strives to improve the lives of its patients through quality diabetes education,” said The Research Foundation president Cynthia Randazzo. “With nearly 26 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, Harmon Diabetes Center continues to offer fundamental services to the community that will equip them in living a quality life despite having this disease. During American Diabetes Month, we look forward to educating the community on the early warning signs of diabetes as well as providing information on how to adequately control their blood sugar. Through Harmon Diabetes Center’s continued service, we hope to make a positive impact on the community’s quality of health.”

Harmon Diabetes Center is staffed with Certified Diabetes Instructors and has been repeatedly recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management since 1999. To find out more information on services offered by the Center, please visit harmondiabetescenter.org or call 816-276-9410.

About The Research Foundation: The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Mo. dedicated to strengthening the community and empowering people to live healthier, productive lives through its health education and scholarship programs. The Harmon Diabetes Center teaches self-management diabetes education to help patients control their diabetes and reduce the chance for life-threatening complications. The award-winning ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City injury prevention program educates area youth through free school-based assemblies aimed at helping young people prevent traumatic injuries and deaths. The Foundation also awards scholarships to students pursuing a nursing career. For more information, visit theresearchfoundationkc.org.