ELIZABETH/CLARK, NJ - One in three Americans are affected by diabetes and must work hard to balance their blood sugar levels, which can be particularly difficult during the holidays.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is offering a seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Trinitas Medical Group located at 67 Westfield Ave. in Clark.

"Diabetes: Take Control of Your Health" will help people learn how to manage diabetes, prevent it, deal with complications and apply practical treatments.

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Dr. Ari Eckman, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, will offer information on the subject of living with diabetes and answer questions.

"Diabetes is one of the most prevalent medical conditions among the aged," says Dr. Eckman. "Of all cases both diagnosed and undiagnosed, a quarter are 65 or older. The good news is, no matter how old you are, diabetes can be managed, and in some cases, reversed."

He adds, "Information is power. If you know you have diabetes, or believe you are at risk, trust that there is a better outcome with the proper treatment."

There will be refreshments and giveaways at the seminar. To register, call 908-994-5139.

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