CMH to host Diabetes Education Fair March 28
Nearly 25.8 million Americans have diabetes and the number grows daily. Learn about diabetes prevention and management at the Diabetes Education Fair March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Citizens Memorial Hospital Community Rooms in Bolivar. The free educational health fair will include talks by experts in the field of diabetes care and vendors displaying the latest in diabetes management products.
Jessica Miller, a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian at CMH, calls diabetes “an epidemic.” “Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin – the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy for daily living,” says Miller. “The Diabetes Education Fair is a way for CMH to help educate the growing number of diabetics in southern Missouri about the evolving disease and what new help is available. It will provide patients with self-management tips and techniques,” she says.
The Diabetes Education Fair will include:
- 9 a.m. - noon Information booths open including vendors offering free glucose and hearing screenings, blood pressure checks and more
- 10 – 10:30 a.m. “Coping with a Chronic Disease” with Donna Griffin, MSW, LCSW
- 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. “Wound Care” presented by CMH Wound and Hyperbaric Center
- 11:30 a.m. - noon Healthy cooking advice and demonstration from CMH Nutritional Services
CMH is located at 1500 N. Oakland in Bolivar. For more information about the Diabetes Education Fair, call the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010.
March 19, 2013