Posted August 17, 2016
Adena Health System is bringing its popular forum, A Diabetes Community Expo: Empowering You to Live Well, to Greenfield. Diabetes is a serious health condition in the community, but with proper education and planning patients can improve their health.
Adena Health System wants to help those with diabetes to live a healthier life. The Expo offers many opportunities for better health to people living with diabetes, and those who care for them. The event is free and will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at McClain High School, located at 200 N. 5th St., Greenfield.
In recent years, Highland County has seen an increase of diabetes among people in the community. In 2008, 8.1 percent of Highland County residents were diagnosed with diabetes. In 2010, that rate climbed to 11 percent; with current numbers expected to be closer to 15 percent. Additionally, more than 35 percent of residents are "at risk" or considered pre-diabetic.
Guests will hear from experts about ways to recognize 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 also be cooking demonstrations and samples of diabetic-friendly foods and recipes, with a light, diabetic-friendly breakfast and lunch also included.
Adena’s free diabetes education program will give people the strategies and education they need to help control diabetes, and to limit its impact on their future health.
The Expo is free and open to the public, though participants are asked to pre-register. To register call 740-542-EXPO (3976) or go to http://greenfieldexpo16.eventbrite.com.Read More