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Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer evening informational workshop, ‘The Role of the Pharmacist in Diabetes Management’

Center for Diabetes Education at
St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer
evening informational workshop,
‘The Role of the Pharmacist in Diabetes Management’

January 21 program conducted by Licensed Pharmacist Dr. AnnMarie Cloutier

WARWICK – (January 4) The pharmacist plays an important role in diabetes care.

This is the message Dr. AnnMarie Cloutier, a licensed pharmacist in New York and Massachusetts, will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, January 21. The support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital.  

“Diabetes in Check,” will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this important educational program geared toward all adults with diabetes and their families.

Diabetes can be hard to manage for some patients.  Dr. Cloutier will discuss ways for adults with diabetes to effectively manage their treatments. She will also review some common issues that may affect a person with diabetes such as neuropathy, nephropathy, sexual dysfunction, skin complications and others and review treatment options if these problems arise.

“We’re pleased to have Dr. Cloutier offer this important and informative presentation on diabetes management,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “New research is leading the way toward better therapies and improved quality of life for many people with diabetes. Medication can be an important part of a treatment plan.”

Braadt and St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietician Janine Killeen RD, CDE are also available at “Diabetes in Check” sessions to answer any questions.

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

Dr. Cloutier, who owns Apple Valley Pharmacy, is a graduate of Warwick Valley High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy at Northeastern University and her Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

All adults with diabetes and their caregivers are urged to attend the January 21 “Diabetes in Check” meeting. Seating is limited and all those planning to attend are asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.


About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.


Photo: Dr. AnnMarie Cloutier

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