The Franciscan Healthy Living Center’s Diabetes Education will host its third annual Diabetes Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the North Entrance at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Lafayette East campus, 1701 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette.
The schedule for the third annual Diabetes Day is as follows:
8:30 – 10 a.m.: Various vendors with diabetes information will be available.
- 10 a.m.: “Dental Care and Diabetes” presented by Scott A. Reef, DDS, MSD, P.C., of Periodontal Associates of Lafayette.
10:30 a.m.: “Navigating through the Holidays with Diabetes” presented by Franciscan Healthy Living Center’s Diabetes Education staff Allison Stetler, R.D., CDE; and Elizabeth Lana, R.N., BSN.
11 a.m.: “Cooking for the Holidays” presented by the staff of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health’s Food and Nutrition Services.
11:30 a.m.: A1C Champion speaker Lynda Sardeson, sponsored by Sanofi. Sardeson will talk about diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes. Lynda will cover topics including:
- Achieving good glucose control;
- Learning about effective self-management;
- Developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle;
- Planning and prioritizing diabetes management;
- Overcoming fears surrounding diabetes; and
- Finding resources for diabetes support.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged and can be made by calling the Kathryn Weil Center for Education at (765) 449-5133.
About Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is a member of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 14 growing hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health includes Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Lafayette East and Lafayette Central, as well as Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville, Franciscan Physician Network with offices in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Monticello, Mulberry, Crawfordsville and Hillsboro, and Woman’s Clinic, Lafayette OB/GYN and Premier Healthcare for Women in Lafayette. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the Community Health Accreditation Program, the College of American Pathologists, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Its Orthopedic Services program was the recipient of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award from HealthGrades, which also received 5 Star ratings for its overall orthopedic services, joint replacement surgery, total knee replacement surgery, spine surgery, and back and neck (spinal fusion) surgery. For more information, please visit FranciscanStE.org and FranciscanAlliance.org.