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Area Diabetics Attended Free Event at Silver Cross Nov. 10

New Lenox, IL (November 14, 2012)-The Silver Cross Diabetes Center, one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management program, welcomed 197 participants to the annual Diabetes Fall Festival on Saturday, November 10.

“Since 1996, we have helped thousands of people with diabetes 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.” 

During the Diabetes Fall Festival diabetes information and product booths were available and participants were screened for diabetes, high blood pressure, foot problems and eye disease. Dr. Babak Pazooki, endocrinologist, shared information to help participants manage their diabetes.  Then a panel of diabetes educators answered questions and gave helpful advice.  

In addition, Silver Cross Chefs and dietitians shared healthy food samples and taught guests how to eat healthy with diabetes.  

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) 300-5990 (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; one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently 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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