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McLeod hosting Diabetes Health Fair, Nov. 7

on Tuesday, 03 November 2015. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod Regional Medical Center has long been known for its excellence in diabetes care and outstanding work in community diabetes education. Each November, the Diabetes Center provides an extensive wealth of information at its largest community event, the Diabetes Health Fair. In its 17th year, the 2015 Diabetes Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will be held in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 East Cheves Street in Florence. The Free Diabetes Health Fair includes blood sugar screenings, blood pressure screenings, foot checks, and eye screenings. In addition, diabetes related nutrition, healthy food samples, stroke information and medication information will be available. Many outstanding diabetes vendors will be present with the latest diabetes products, and everyone who attends the Diabetes Fair can register for door prizes. Special presentations include:

  • • 9 a.m. – “Preventing Diabetes” Aundrea Loftley, MD McLeod Endocrinology Associates
  • • 10 a.m. –”Managing Diabetes”

Greg Pfaff, A1c Champion, sponsored by Sanofi Diabetes The McLeod Diabetes Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient diabetes care through an extensive range of services provided by highly trained and experienced staff. The following services are available: diabetes self-management education; individual and group education classes; nutritional counseling and carbohydrate counting education; weight management; diabetes foot care; insulin self-administration; individualized care plans; insulin pump training; insulin pen utilization; training for home glucose monitoring; and stress and time management. These services are covered by most insurance plans.

A physician referral is necessary. Diabetes self-management classes are offered weekly, and free support groups open to the public are held on the second Monday of each month except November. The McLeod Diabetes Center also coordinates with McLeod Women’s Health Services to assist patients with Gestational Diabetes, or women who develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels during their pregnancy.

The McLeod Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for meeting national standards of diabetes education. For more information about the diabetes education programs, please call (843) 777-6000 or visit www. McLeodDiabetes.org. The McLeod Diabetes Center is located in McLeod Medical Park East, Suite 290 (901 East Cheves Street, Florence). The McLeod Diabetes Center is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation.

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