SwedishAmerican to Host FREE Diabetes and Heart Disease Lecture & Community Diabetes Support Group

More than 30 million Americans, or 9.4 percent of the population, have diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, SwedishAmerican is hosting a FREE community lecture on diabetes and heart disease and a FREE community diabetes support group.

The diabetes and heart disease lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at SwedishAmerican, 4th floor conference center, 1401 E. State Street, Rockford and will be presented by SwedishAmerican Diabetes & Nutrition Center Manager Linda Dries. To register, call (779) 696-4190. Deadline to register is Friday, November 10.

In addition, SwedishAmerican is also hosting a FREE community diabetes support group, presented by Renee Raleigh, RDN, LDN, CDE. She will focus on the topic of Making Holiday Eating Healthier. The support group will take place on Monday, December 11 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 1415 E. State Street, Suite 700, Rockford. Free samples of healthy holiday treats will be available to participants. Call (779) 696-4190 to register.