Edward, Elmhurst Hospitals host Diabetes Awareness Fairs November 14

(Naperville and Elmhurst, Ill. – October 29, 2015) – Edward Hospital, in Naperville, and Elmhurst Hospital will each host a Diabetes Awareness Fair on Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The Fairs, in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month, will be held at:

Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Lobby, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville

Elmhurst Hospital, East Lobby, 155 E. Brush Hill Rd.

The Fairs will offer screenings, including blood pressure, BMI (body mass index), diabetes finger­stick (requires a 12­hour fast) and foot assessment, and DiabetesAware, an online screening tool which checks your risk for diabetes.

There will be exhibits on health and wellness as well as healthy refreshments. Diabetes educators will be on hand to answer questions. An Edward­Elmhurst Health physician will begin each Fair at 9 a.m. with “Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Pre­Diabetes and Diabetes.” The screenings and vendor exhibits will open at 9:30 a.m. at both locations.

To register, call (630) 527­6363 or visit www.EEHealth.org/classes­events. For more information about diabetes care, visit www.EEHealth.org/services/diabetes.