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Planning for the Holidays for People with Diabetes


An estimated 8.6 percent of adults in Logan County have been diagnosed with diabetes according to the Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital provides a free education group for people with diabetes mellitus. The group meets the third Friday of the month, on November 16 from 11 am-12 pm and meets in the Wombacher Room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. This month’s timely topic is “Planning for the Holidays”. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite recipes!

The monthly casual group meetings are free and do not require registration. A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, leads the group.

“The event is a great opportunity to get practical and timely information about how to manage your diabetes,” DiPasquale said.  Family members, friends, and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Also this weekend on Sunday, November 18, there will be another free event, the “Diabetes Expo”, held at the Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln from 12:30 pm-3 pm. A panel of experts will be on hand to present a variety of topics including meal planning, high and low blood sugar treatment, glucose monitoring and using your results, eye health and more. To register for the diabetes expo, visit or email

Call 217-605-5536 or email for more information. ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. For more information, visit