Dr. Melissa Roybal Speaks at Diabetes Support Group

Dr. Melissa Roybal
Dr. Melissa Roybal, Featured Speaker at Diabetes Support Group
By PAULA ROYBAL SANCHEZ, Extension Home Economist

Melissa M. Roybal, PharmD, pharmacist-in-charge, Los Alamos Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy will be this month’s featured guest speaker at the Los Alamos Diabetes Support Group meeting. 

The meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 in the Nambe Room in Fuller Lodge. Dr. Roybal will address a review of various blood sugar lowering oral medications including: sulfonylureas, biguanides, meglitinides, thiazolidinediones, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors, apha-glucosidase inhibitors and bile acid sequestrants. 

In addition, she will present an overview of various blood sugar monitoring meters discussing: sound, light, memory, handling/size and cost of strips

The Diabetes Support Group is open to anyone who has diabetes, including family, friends and others in a supporting role. Participants can learn more about diabetes, or reinforce what they already know. The purpose of the Diabetes Support Group is to help those dealing with diabetes live with and manage their chronic condition. It also wants to attract people who would like emotional support for living with diabetes, as well as those who would like to learn some strategies for managing diabetes. Each support group meeting is topic oriented and members discuss the topic and related issues during the meeting. 

The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service sponsors this free Diabetes Support Group.  Mary Beugelsdijk, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home Economist provide leadership to the group. 

For more information, contact Paula Roybal Sánchez at the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, 505.662.2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu No registration is required.

If you are handicapped or disabled individual in need of special arrangements in order to participate in this program, notify the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 505.662.2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.