November 01, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 20 million Americans have diabetes – six million of whom are unaware they have the disease. On Monday, November 12, Christie Clinic invites the community to their annual Diabetes Expo at Christie on Windsor, 1801 West Windsor Road, Champaign. The event, aimed at raising awareness about this disease and addressing issues that face the global diabetes community, will be held in the 2nd floor education room from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Expo will include local information from the Community Diabetes Coalition, pharmaceutical vendors and free giveaways.
The Community Diabetes Coalition is an organized group consisting of members of: Christie Clinic, Provena Center for Healthy Aging, Champaign Urbana Public Health District, Carle, Christie Clinic, East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Family Service of Champaign County, Frances Nelson Health Center, SmileHealthy, University of Illinois Center for Health, Aging & Disability, and the U of I Extension. They will hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m. at the Expo to educate the public about the impact diabetes makes in Champaign County, and how the Coalition plans to educate local people about the disease and help them access the resources they need.
The goal of the Diabetes Expo is to raise awareness about this condition and provide diabetics access to educational materials and resources. If you have any questions, call Carole Murphy, Health Educator, at 217-366-8020.