Memorial Medical Center to host Diabetes Awareness Fair
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[November 07, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- As part of
World Diabetes Day,
Memorial Medical Center will host a free diabetes awareness fair,
"Diabetes: A World of Care," from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the
hospital's Wedeberg Conference Center. The event is open to the
There are nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. with
diabetes. Another 79 million people have pre-diabetes, or are at
risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Visitors attending the fair
will have the opportunity to learn about diabetes care and control
by visiting more than 25 booths that focus on healthy eating,
monitoring, problem-solving, being active, taking medication,
healthy coping and reducing risks.
Blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, body mass index and body
fat screenings will be available at no cost. Free hemoglobin A1c
tests, which measure a person's average blood sugar level over the
previous two to three months, will be available to the first 100
Fitness professionals from the YMCA, Fitness Together, Fit Club,
Zumba and Memorial's SportsCare will provide interactive fitness
demonstrations every half-hour. There will be raffles, giveaways and
cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon.
Memorial's Health for Life and iNDEPth Nutrition and Diabetes
Education Program are partnering to sponsor the fair.
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Registration is not required. For more information, call
Memorial Medical Center is at 701 N. First St. in Springfield.
The Wedeberg Conference Center is on the hospital's lower level,
near the main entrance. Parking is available in the hospital's
visitor parking lots across from the main entrance, at Miller and
[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]