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LEWISTON – Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center will feature a free educational program with Mary Ellen Willen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 249 to share diabetes management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.

Willen is a member of a patient-led approach to diabetes education programs.

Topics to be discussed include: achieving good glucose control; effective self-management; balanced, healthy lifestyles; planning and prioritizing diabetes management; overcoming fears; and finding resources for support.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. It is estimated that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, including 7 million who remain undiagnosed.

For more information or to register, contact Debra Hoffman, the hospital’s certified diabetes educator, at 298-2297.