Centegra Health System joins the American Diabetes Association in educating the public about the risks involved with the serious matter of diabetes. Several events are planned in McHenry County through the month of November, American Diabetes Month.A free diabetes fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 4 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley at 10450 Algonquin Road. The first 200 people to pre-register will receive a reusable beverage container when they attend. For more information about the event, visit http://centegra.org/clinical-services/diabetes-services/diabetes-fair/. To pre-register, call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).Guests will have a chance to speak with the experts on various topics including diabetes, behavioral health, cardiology, Centegra Physician Care, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, home health, financial services, medical imaging, neuro-rehabilitation, nutrition services, weight-loss surgery, wound care, pharmacy and podiatry. Additionally, there will be an informational discussion on “Lifestyle Therapy: A Wellness Approach to Disease Prevention.” Complimentary light refreshments also will be provided.The Northwest Trail Run is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13 at Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake. The 10-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the five-mile race begins at 8:50 a.m. The park has entrances off Route 176 and Walkup Road. Parking will be available at the park. The first 400 people to register will receive free Northwest Trail Run shirts. Early-bird registration is open through Nov. 10. Participants may register in person at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Crystal Lake, 200 Congress Parkway, at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road, by mail or online at signmeup.com/77771. For more information, call 815-788-2254.The public is also invited to walk through a grocery store with a registered dietitian to learn more about how to choose healthy foods during a free tour of Jewel-Osco in Crystal Lake from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. To register, call 815-444-2900.Those at risk or recently diagnosed with diabetes are not alone. More than 25 million people in the United States have diabetes, which can lead to other chronic conditions such as kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. Join Dr. Jyothi Gogineni, an endocrinologist with Centegra Physician Care, as she discusses during a free lecture, the prevention and symptoms of diabetes as well as steps towards feeling better and leading a longer, healthier life. “Don’t Sugarcoat Diabetes” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road.Throughout the year, a registered nurse and registered dietitian provide training on managing blood glucose, making informed nutrition choices, exercise, diabetes prevention and treating diabetes complications during diabetes self-management training. For more information call the Centegra Diabetes Center at 815-356-2382.According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million children and adults in America are living with diabetes, and another 79 million are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Recent statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the following:
- Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes.
- Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.
- Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).