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Virtual Diabetes Event Features Memorial Health Diabetes Experts


LINCOLN – People who want to learn more about managing their diabetes will be able to do so without leaving their homes.

“Healthy Life, Healthy You” is a free virtual diabetes webinar scheduled for 6 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. It will feature a host of health care experts as well as a live question-and-answer time.

Two Memorial Health speakers will be part of the event. They are Lori Iocca, an advanced practice nurse and certified diabetes educator with Memorial Diabetes Services at the Memorial Wellness Center, and Sarah Tierney, a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator, who works at Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Memorial Hospital. They will be speaking on “Numbers You Need to Know Living with Diabetes”.

Other speakers and their topics are Andrea Byrne, a registered nurse and registered yoga teacher at Fit Club, “Cutting Stress for Improved Diabetes Control”; and Charlyn Ware, Gayle Jennings and Kelly Powell, registered dietitians and diabetes educators with SIU School of Medicine, “Food Label 101 and Balancing Your Plate”.

More than 29 million people have diabetes with about 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than one in every 10 adults over the age of 20 has diabetes.

To register, visit The Illinois Prairie Diabetes Alliance is presenting the event.

November is diabetes education month.