Diabetes Support Group meeting this Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Commuity Antioch Baptist Church is having a Diabetes Support Group meeting, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. at 10860 Highway 3125, Lutcher. The guest speaker will be Demetris Hilaire Young. Her topic of discussion will be Complications of Diabetes Mellitus.

Young is the wife of Curtis Young Sr. and mother of three sons, Quonn, Chris and Cory. She is also the grandmother of two grandsons, Taye and Sklyer Edwards. She has one daughter-in-law, Sharonda. Young spends much of her time with family. Her hobbies are traveling, teaching, reading and shopping. Young enjoys working with people in her community.

Young, who is a license practical nurse employed at Twin Oaks Nursing Home of LaPlace, enjoys her work there as the C.N.A. supervisor. She said her job as a supervisor reflects her character as a leader. She enjoys working with the elderly and often says they are her wisdom. Prior to becoming a geriatric nurse she worked 20 years with Davita Dialysis, where she cared for many diabetics. She has great passion for caring for the sick.

“Dialysis is where my heart is,” said Young, “but at this time God’s plan for my life is with the elderly.”

Part of her daily prayer has always been that God blesses her to be the best nurse and caregiver to her patients. She says at end of a day, whether it be at home, work, church or the community, she has peace and fulfillment knowing that she has touched the life or lives of someone in need.

Young is an active member of the First Community Antioch Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ferdinand Gaines Jr. There she enjoys teaching Sunday school, being a part of the Women Ministry, attending Bible Study and being actively involved wherever she is needed. She loves being a part of such a loving congregation.

She stated, “Pastor Gaines is a great teacher and leader. He cares about everymember.”

She feels blessed to be a member of this beautiful church family. She has decided to further her education in Christian Ministry through New Baptist Theological Seminary

classes, which are now being offered at the church. She hopes that

the information she has to share with the Diabetic Help Group will

be useful in preventing complications.