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Aurora Medical Center presents free diabetes fair October 5

Thursday, September 21, 2006

KENOSHA, Wis., According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects an estimated 330,000 people in Wisconsin, nearly 8 percent of the population. Studies show that people with diabetes who are randomly assigned to intensive lifestyle intervention, including 30 minutes of physical activity a day and diet improvement, reduced their risk of developing complications by 59 percent.

This is significant news and offers encouragement that reduction in risk factors with modest lifestyle changes may be the best defense against diabetes.

Learn more about diabetes from diabetes educators and dietitians at Aurora Medical Center’s annual diabetes fair slated for 6 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 10400 75th Street, Kenosha. The theme of this year’s fair is “Back to Basics,’’ and will feature a light supper. Visit diabetes management product vendors to view the latest tools to assist in managing diabetes. Each participant will receive a pedometer as part of the program.

The fair is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-499-5736 or go on-line at www.AuroraHealthCare.org.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson (262-767-6267)

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