Lincoln Daily News publishes letters to the editor as
they are received.
The letters are not edited in content and do not
the views of Lincoln Daily News.
Lincoln Daily News requests that writers responding to
controversial issues address the issue and refrain from
personal attacks. Thank you!
Submit a letter to the editor online
You may also send your letters by e-mail to
or by U.S. postal mail:
Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Letters must include the writer's
name, telephone number, and postal address or e-mail address (we
will not publish address or phone number information).
Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to
reduce their size or to correct obvious errors.
Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for
any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as
many acceptable letters as space allows.
I am writing this letter to commend the Logan County
Health Department and the Lincoln Park District for the time and
effort they contributed to the Community Health Fair on April 1.
This year we, as registered nurses and nurse practitioner students,
had the privilege of working at the diabetes booth sponsored by the
Logan County Health Department. We performed 200 blood glucose
readings and distributed 17 glucometers. Many other high-risk
individuals were identified and encouraged to seek further
evaluation from their primary care providers.
[to top of second column in this letter]
It is important to make the community aware of the many
complications that can develop from uncontrolled diabetes. These
complications include higher risks for heart disease, peripheral
vascular disease, blindness and kidney failure. In 2002, 9.2 percent
of individuals living in Logan County had a confirmed diagnosis of
diabetes. This is a significant increase from 4.8 percent in 1998.
This information can easily be accessed on the Illinois Department
of Public Health website at
Thank you to Logan County for allowing us to participate in your
diabetes booth and providing a much-needed service to the community.
Bonnie Coburn, R.N., and Jennifer Leigh, R.N.
(Posted Aug. 4, 2006)
Click here to send a note to the editor
about this letter.