Diabetes expo set for Christie facility

Diabetes expo set for Christie facility

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic will hold a free Diabetes Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at its branch clinic at 1801 W. Windsor Road, C.

It will be held in the education room on the second floor.

The expo will offer free items, pharmaceutical vendors, flu shots, a station for "know your numbers" (such as weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol) and raffles throughout the day, according to the clinic.

Between 1995 and 2010, diabetes grew 60 percent among the adult population of Illinois. The disease is projected to grow 25 percent more by 2020, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Some lifestyle changes that can  help lower type 2 diabetes risk include watching weight, and for those overweight, setting meaningful weight loss goals, along with eating a healthful diet, doing 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week and keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control, according to the health department.

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joelp142 wrote on November 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

Poorly written.  Should differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  

 Lifestyle changes WILL NOT prevent type 1 diabetes. It is an autoimune disease.


Deb Pressey wrote on November 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

You are correct and thank you for reminding me. I pulled that information from a Nov. 4  Illinois Department of Public Health news release about diabetes projections, and unfortunately, it didn't make a distinction between types 1 and 2. I've made the appropriate change in the story.


joelp142 wrote on November 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm


Thanks. Nice of you to do that.