Retired Alton Memorial Hospital nurse Vi Bradshaw gives a blood pressure reading to a visitor at last year’s Diabetes Fair. This year’s fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7.
ALTON — Living with diabetes can be challenging, but the more knowledge about the disease you can gather, the easier it will be to manage — and the healthier you’ll be.
An opportunity to learn more is at Alton Memorial Hospital’s 15th annual Diabetes Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, in the hospital’s Beeby Wing lobby and cafeteria. Guests can enter through the Duncan Wing lobby. The fair is part of National Diabetes Month.
Guests can visit booths that offer the latest information about diabetes medications, treatment and equipment. A complimentary boxed lunch, courtesy of Firehouse Subs, will be served in the cafeteria.
A “health snapshot” with various screenings will be available. A free comprehensive screening package is also available to those who register. The package includes A1C, blood pressure and foot screenings.
Experts will give presentations in the AMH cafeteria meeting rooms. Everyone who listens to the speakers will be entered into a drawing to win either a $50 Applebee’s gift card or a $50 Target gift card.
Kristine Ward, a physical therapist with BJC Home Health Services, will give her presentation, Diabetes and Exercise: Adopting Healthy Behaviors, at 10 a.m. Naomi Ward, a dietitian at AMH, will give her presentation, Portion Distribution and Drink Less Sugar — It’s All About Carbs! at 11 a.m. AMH chef Chad Crabtree also will provide free recipe samples during this presentation.
For information, call (800) 392-0936.