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Diabetes Conference Offered by JCHC

FAIRBURY – The 2014 Diabetes Directions conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The conference, which is sponsored by Jefferson Community Health Center, will be held at the Union Bank Community Room, 1313 K St., Fairbury.

The conference will include presentations which will help participants learn to live a long and happy life with diabetes. It is designed for those who have diabetes, as well as their family members and friends.

“Whether you have just found out you have diabetes or have been dealing with it for years, you can learn how to live a long, active life,” said Kathy Helmink, RN, CDE, event organization.

Presentations will include: Exercise for Life by Martha Roe, BS; Emotional Fitness by Gail Sutter, LMHP, CEAP; Nutrition Mythbusters by Sarah Keegan, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE; and Diabetes: Why Do We Care? by Dr. Shannon Wakeley, endocrinologist.

Parking is limited at the location. Parking will be available in the Ray’s Applemarket lot and shuttle service will be provided.

The cost of the program is $10, which covers all speakers, materials and a break. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. A registration form is available here: Diabetes Directions Flyer 2014, or by calling Helmink at (402) 729-6888.

The conference is offered in honor of National Diabetes Month, which will be in November.