REPM talks health

From press and staff reports

The Retired Educational Personnel of Mississippi for Winston County held their November meeting with a discussion on diabetes and health.

Paula Freeman, Clinical Diabetes Educator with Novo Nordisk Inc. and Emily Perkins, Nurse Practitioner at Winston Medical Center provided information on treating diabetes as well as the tips for maintaining good health.

Freeman discussed living with a chronic disease like diabetes whcih 24 million Americans do.

Freeman noted two key components to self-managing diabetes. The first is to get information about the disease to enable good choices; the second is to develop the skills to put that knowledge to use on a day- to-day basis.

She added that making the right lifestyle and nutrition choices on a daily basis can often delay or prevent the long-term complications of diabetes.

The next meeting of the REPM will be December 6 at the Lake Tiak O’Khata. The event will begin at 11:00 AM.

The speaker will be introduced by Senator Giles Ward. The Speaker will be Forest Thigpen, President of the Miss. Center for Public Policy

He will discuss “What are charter schools and can they improve educational opportunities for Missississippi Children.

The Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi (REPM) serves the interests of retired educators in the state. Founded in 1967, REPM serves its members by promoting the economic, social, and professional welfare of retirees.