Community News March 03, 2017

Adena’s Free Diabetes Community Expo Coming to Jackson

Adena Health System is bringing its popular forum, A Diabetes Community Expo: Empowering You to Live Well, to Jackson. Diabetes is a serious health condition in the community, but with proper education and planning patients can improve their health.

To help those with diabetes live a healthier life, Adena’s Diabetes Expo offers great tips and information for those living with the disease – and those who care for them. The Expo is free and open to all.  

Join us:          Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

YMCA of Jackson

594 E. Main St.

Jackson, OH

Jackson County has seen an increase of diabetes among people in the community. In Ohio’s most recent (2015) County Health Rankings Report, Jackson County is listed among the state’s least healthy, ranking 83rd among Ohio’s 88 counties. More than 12.7 percent of Jackson County residents are now diagnosed with diabetes, compared to a state average of 8.1 percent. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects an estimated 23.6 million people in the United States, and is the 7th leading cause of death.

Adena’s free diabetes education program will give participants the strategies and education they need to control diabetes, and to limit its impact on their future health. Expo guests will hear from experts about the importance of managing diabetes, and making new habits for healthier living. Lessons include: affordable ways to grocery shop for a diabetic diet; the power of exercise over diabetes; a pharmacy question and answer session; and knowing how to prevent long-term complications. There will be cooking demonstrations and samples of diabetic-friendly foods and recipes, along with a light, diabetic-friendly breakfast also included.

The Expo is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to pre-register to help us know how many will be joining us for breakfast, taste testing, and cooking demonstrations. To register call 740-542-EXPO (3976) or go to adena.org/meded.