AGH to Host Diabetes Awareness Day in November During American Diabetes Month

10/30/2017

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proudly participating in American Diabetes Month. AGH’s Diabetes Education is holding a free Diabetes Awareness and Screening Day at the hospital on Friday, November 17, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Michigan Room.

“Everyone in the community is invited to attend our free Diabetes Awareness Day,” said Brandi Meyer, RN, BSN, CDE. “Whether they have diabetes or not, they will walk away learning ways to improve their health.”

This event will feature various presentations, cooking demonstrations, blood sugar screenings, foot screenings, and vendors focusing on diabetes care and lifestyle. Registration is not required.

To learn more about AGH's Diabetes Education program, call (269) 686-4088 or visit allegangeneral.org.

Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare to the community it serves. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including bariatrics, surgery, sleep center, emergency, physical rehabilitation and mental health.

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