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Silver Cross Offering Free Diabetes Educational Fest Nov. 9

New Lenox, IL (October 28, 2013)—The Silver Cross Diabetes Center will host its annual Fall Diabetes Festival on Saturday, November 9.  The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Conference Center at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Convenient parking and complimentary shuttle service are available. 

“Since 1996, we have helped thousands of diabetics and their family members to live with this chronic disease that if not cared for appropriately, could lead to heart disease, blindness and amputation” says Patsy Harris, R.N., program director for the Silver Cross Diabetes Center.  “Holding our annual fall event is just one of the ways we are committed to improving the quality of life for our patients and the residents of the southwest suburbs living with diabetes.” 

Diabetes information and product booths will open at 8 a.m. and participants can be screened for diabetes, foot problems, eye disease, and high blood pressure.  No fasting is required. “Ask the Diabetes Educators” will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., where a panel of diabetes experts will be on-hand to answer questions and give helpful advice.  Wrapping up the morning, from 10:30 to Noon, Silver Cross chefs and dietitians will share healthy food samples and teach guests how to eat healthy with diabetes. 

 Raffle prizes and refreshments will be available.  Diabetic participants will also receive a gift bag with samples of diabetes-related products. To register to attend, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org

About the Diabetes Center

The Silver Cross Diabetes Center is one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management programs. The Diabetes Center, which is located in Pavilion A on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, provides a personalized, outpatient program for individuals with diabetes and their family members. Specially trained nurses and dietitians work closely with patients and their physicians to develop a personalized program teaching participants the self-management skills necessary to stay healthy and in control of their blood sugar levels. The program includes everything from medical management to meal planning and physical fitness recommendations. For more information, call the Silver Cross Diabetes Center at (815) 300-7781 (English) or (815) 300-5992 (Spanish). 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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