Free Diabetes Day Talk

November 05, 2012

In honor of Diabetes Day, Virginia M. Wray, DO, CNSP, and Medical Director for Geisinger-Family Health Associates Weight Management & Nutrition Center, will present, “Using Bariatric Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes,” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital’s 4th floor classroom.

Topics discussed include: the types of bariatric surgery available, who is eligible for bariatric surgery, and how bariatric surgery can be used as a tool to help significantly overweight diabetics lose weight and control their blood sugar.  Dr. Wray will also discuss how to prepare for bariatric surgery, as well as insurance requirements and the risks and benefits of each procedure. Light refreshments will be available.

 After the lecture, there will be time for questions and discussion. For any questions, call (717) 242-7198.