Newswise — June 3, 2014 (Greenwich, CT) - On Monday, June 9, Greenwich Hospital will hold its annual Diabetes Health Fair. The event will take place from 4-7 pm in the hospital’s Noble Conference Center, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3 percent, of the country’s population. While 18.8 million people have been diagnosed, there are seven million nationwide who are living with undiagnosed diabetes. The seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., diabetes, when left untreated, can lead to severe health complications, including:
• Kidney failure
• Lower-limb amputations
• Heart disease
Thirty-five percent of adults in U.S. have prediabetes, a precursor that can often be reversed through lifestyle changes.
The Diabetes Health Fair at Greenwich Hospital is an opportunity for people to speak to diabetes educators and healthcare professionals about all aspects of diabetes treatment and prevention, including nutrition and meal planning, self-monitoring, new medications, special equipment and preventing complications. Participants can also learn how exercise, sleep and stress affects people with diabetes differently than those without the condition. Also on hand will be vendors with information about diabetes-related products and services, from glucose testing and medications to insulin pumps and community resources.
The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. For information, call (203) 863-3929 or visit www.greenwichhospital.org/calendar.
Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. www.greenwichhospital.org