Date: 10/22/2002

St. Catherine Hospital hosts annual diabetes health fair

Free screenings and valuable literature will highlight the upcoming annual Diabetes Health Fair sponsored by St. Catherine Hospital. The day is part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to reach out to communities and help people avoid getting diabetes, detect it early, or manage it properly.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. - noon, Nov. 2 at the St. Catherine Hospital Family Birthing Center Classroom, accessed from the outpatient entrance. St. Catherine Hospital is located at 4321 Fir St., East Chicago, Ind.

Free screenings include blood sugar testing, blood pressures, hearing tests, monofilament (sensation) testing, body fat analysis and cholesterol screenings. Retinal (eye) screenings will be available by appointment only. Nutrition information and massage therapy will be offered, and a diabetes doctor and registered pharmacist will be available to answer questions.

For more information, call 219-392-7786.