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“Healthy Living” with Diabetes Event on November 13

The Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes will again celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month with a free community event at Springfield Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event will feature educational lectures and workshops on topics that are important to those living with diabetes, as well as vendors and representatives of Crozer-Keystone departments who will be available to answer questions and distribute information about diabetes and its risk factors. Center for Diabetes educators will be available throughout the event to talk with visitors about the Center’s services and educational opportunities.

Additionally, free glucose and cholesterol screenings will be available from 8-10 a.m. Patients are required to begin fasting at midnight in order to have the screening done at the health fair. Free screening vouchers will be given after 10 a.m., for those who forgot to fast.

Event speakers include Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick, M.D., CKHS endocrinologist; Christopher Williams, M.D., chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Crozer-Chester Medical Center; and Patty Haney, Mid-Atlantic regional manager for Johnson and Johnson.

Nursing professionals are eligible to receive six continuing education credits for attending the three lectures. Crozer-Keystone Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information about the event, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

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