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Published on November 05, 2013

KishHealth System Celebrates World Diabetes Day

November 05, 2013

In conjunction with DeKalb Clinic, diabetes health fair at Kishwaukee Hospital.

DEKALB, Ill. — Are you one of the 25.8 million people in the United States affected by diabetes?  If you or a loved one are affected by diabetes, KishHealth System and DeKalb Clinic encourage you to attend the third annual World Diabetes Day health fair on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5-7 pm, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

“The facts are serious,” said Peggy Marchini, RD, certified diabetes educator. “Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and the major cause of heart disease and stroke. But what we want our patients and the community to know is that patients with diabetes can live a healthy, enjoyable life.”

The health fair features foot checks by DeKalb Clinic Podiatrist, Dr. Pramond Patel, and a panel discussion with diabetes experts beginning at 6 pm. There will also be information about carb counting, diabetes prevention, financial aid, food shopping and label reading, and medication management. Beginning at 4:30 pm, there is a diabetes friendly dinner in the hospital cafeteria for $5 per person. Reservations are requested for dinner.

KishHealth System’s Diabetes Education Center works to empower people of all ages to appropriately self-manage their diabetes so they can benefit from lifelong good health. KishHealth System Diabetes Education programs in DeKalb and Sandwich are both recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

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