Open House Celebration Set For UM Diabetes Center’s 10th Anniversary


The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will celebrate its 10th year of service as part of UM Shore Regional Health with an open house on Friday, November 16, 1:30 to 3:30 pm., in the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The anniversary celebration will provide guests the opportunity to meet and talk with Center providers, educators and staff and to hear from patients with diabetes about how the Center has helped them maintain optimal wellness. Also offered will be a diabetes-friendly food prep demonstration by Karen Hollis, diabetes educator, information and resources about treatment options and resources, and light fare refreshments provided by sponsors Tandem Diabetes Care and Sanofi Diabetes.

According to Trish Rosenberry, regional director, Multi Specialty Clinics for UM Shore Regional Health, the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is the only diabetes specialty clinic on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Center’s mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive diabetes care through prevention, treatment, education and research. In addition to the Center in the Easton hospital, diabetes providers and educators see patients in the Multi-Specialty Clinic in Chestertown. The diabetes educators also lead monthly support groups are held Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton.

“Diabetes and pre-diabetes are very prevalent in this region, as high as 12.7 percent for diabetes and much higher for pre-diabetes,” says Rosenberry. “Our Diabetes Center has served more than 50,000 patients in 10 years of operation in the Easton hospital’s Freeman Outpatient Center.”

The UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology team includes Dr. Bayan Mesmar, MBBS, nurse practitioners Doris Tate and Lisa Bronaugh, and three diabetes nurse educators, Karen Canter, Karen Hollis and Chrissy Nelson. Together, they offer a deep understanding of the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of diabetes and endocrine disorders as well as the most innovative treatment strategies.

To attend the Diabetes Center’s 10th anniversary open house, please RSVP by calling 410-822-1000, ext. 5186 by November 12, 2018.

Letters to Editor

  1. Frederick Wyman II says

    The UM Diabetes Center is a wonderful community resource. Having bee diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I was looking for a place where I could learn more about how to live with this affliction. The educators were knowledgeable, informative and very helpful. The program should be commended and complimented for their efforts.
    Fred Wyman

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