Health fair planned at Kish for World Diabetes Day

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 5:39 p.m.CDT

KishHealth System and DeKalb Clinic encourages those affected by diabetes to attend the third annual World Diabetes Day health fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

“The facts are serious,” Peggy Marchini, certified diabetes educator, said in a press release. “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 p.m. There also will be information about carb counting, diabetes prevention, financial aid, food shopping and label reading and medication management. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., a diabetes friendly dinner will be offered 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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