Friday, April 20, 2018

Sutter Amador Hospital Hosts Diabetes Information Fair - Wed May 2

Sutter Amador Hospital understands the importance of educating and screening members of the community for diabetes. More than 100 million people in the United States are living with prediabetes or diabetes and 45 percent of all Americans have blood glucose levels that are above target.

For 20 years, the hospital has hosted a free Diabetes Information Fair to educate others on diabetes and diabetes management.

“Diabetes can have a dramatic impact on your life,” said Kim Vagt, director of Ancillary Services at Sutter Amador Hospital. “Diabetes can create many changes in your life and if untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, vision problems, heart and circulatory issues and a host of complications that exacerbate other health problems.”
                       
On May 2, the hospital hosts a free Diabetes Information Fair for anyone in the community to learn more about diabetes and how to manage the condition. Sutter Amador Hospital will provide free blood glucose and lipid screenings, education materials, prevention tools, demonstrations and giveaways during the event.

“We are committed to educating and alerting people with prediabetes that don’t know they may have it and encourage you to come to the hospital to get tested,” says Vagt. “Prediabetes is a predictor of future diabetes that can be reversed through weight loss, exercise, healthy food choices and lifestyle modifications.”

The Diabetes Information Fair is an easy way for members of the community to speak to multiple certified diabetes experts and sources regarding diabetes and diabetes prevention. Sutter Amador Hospital will have experts on hand to answer questions and provide guidance for diabetes care.
“Together, we can find those living with undetected prediabetes and diabetes and help them to take action and keep healthy,” said Morgan Knittel, R.D., registered dietitian with Sutter Health. “Most people with prediabetes have no idea they are living with elevated blood sugars and that they are at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.”

The information fair is open to everyone who may have the disease as well as friends and family members and to anyone in the community who may want to know more about diabetes and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Event Details:
This event is free and open to the general public.

WednesdayMay 2
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sutter Amador Hospital
200 Mission Blvd.
Jackson, CA 95642

In addition to a general education on diabetes management, community members will have the opportunity to meet Certified Diabetes Educators and receive free blood glucose screenings and a free
lipid panel. The hospital will also provide free education materials and drawings for attendees.

For more information about the Diabetes Information Fair, call 877-899-8766 or visit sutteramador.org For information about diabetes care, schedule an appointment with our experts at Sutter Internal Medicine at 815 Court St, Suite 5, Jackson, 877-899-8766.

This free event is sponsored by Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical Group.



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