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News: Centegra to host diabetes fair November 5, 2010

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center in Huntley is home to the third annual Centegra Health System Diabetes Fair. The fair is composed of information to highlight the unknown symptoms of diabetes while assisting those attending who already know they have the disease.

Guest speakers include Dr. Achal Amhed and Dr. Jyothi Gogineni, endocrinologists, as well as a panel of doctors to lead a question and answer session. Pharmaceutical representatives will be present as well. Other features include a free diabetes screening, free bone density and foot screenings, free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, and HeartAware and DiabetesAware online risk assessments. Additionally there will be a vascular screening available for $129. Registration is required. Flu shots will also be available for $20.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 5 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center at 10450 Algonquin Road, Huntley. The first 200 people to pre-register will receive a Diabetic and Delicious cookbook when they attend.

Guests will have a chance to speak with the experts on various topics including diabetes, behavioral health, cardiology, Centegra Primary Care, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, home health, financial services, medical imaging, neurotrama, nutrition services and podiatry. Additionally, there will be an informational discussion on “Lifestyle Therapy: A Wellness Approach to Disease Prevention.” 