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MECU of Baltimore Hosts Diabetes Academy to Promote Healthy Living

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, is promoting employee wellness this month with the launch of the MECU Diabetes Academy.

Diabetes Academy, which kicked off Oct. 19, features a series of informational sessions focused on tips for living with and treating diabetes. The hour-long lunch and learn sessions will feature topics on how to read food labels for nutrient information, signs of low blood sugar, and information about the differences between the various treatments and medications available to diabetics. MECU’s employee wellness committee will also distribute healthy food to employees during the month of October.

“Diabetes is a condition affecting nearly 620,000 people in Maryland alone,” said John Hamilton, MECU President and CEO, who is particpating in the American Diabetes Association’s CEO Stopping Diabetes initiative and will be a Community Leadership Board member for the ADA of Maryland’s Chapter in 2018. “Hosting this Diabetes Academy is an activity I know will be beneficial for many of our employees and I’m grateful to be able to have the sessions in our offices to help spread the word.”

About MECU

Established in 1936, MECU is Baltimore City’s largest credit union, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU has nine branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP network. For 37 years straight, MECU has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning more than $81 million in profits to its members as part of a cash bonus program that rewards members for choosing MECU. Membership with MECU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Baltimore City. Learn more at