Southern Illinois Healthcare, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day, will host Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Day on Thursday, November 15, from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the Food Court at University Mall in Carbondale.
Approximately seven million people in the United States unknowingly have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that has several co-morbidities, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, dental problems and diseases of the nervous system.
“Our goal is to educate, engage and empower people who do and do not have diabetes,” said SIH Patient and Family Education Coordinator Deb Newbolds. Certified diabetes educators and dietitians will be available to answer questions. The event also includes healthy cooking demonstrations.
“Diabetes affects both young and old alike,” said Newbolds. “We want people to learn the way they live may be putting their health at risk.”
This event is free and open to the public.