Columbus Community Hospital will host its 16th annual Diabetes Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Wellness Center, 3912 38th St. in Columbus.
The event will feature education and information sessions for all ages, including:
• 4 to 5 p.m. – Diabetes as We Age
o This program is for people who are 60 and older.
o It will feature a “Budget Friendly, Nutrient Dense Foods for One or Two” cooking demonstration, as well as activity tips to help control diabetes and a presentation called “The Medicare Maze: Part B Coverage/Part D Plans.”
• 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. – Diabetes for Teens/Young Adults
o This program is for people in their teens to 20s.
o It will feature a “Breakfast on the Go/Healthy Snacks” cooking demonstration, as well as tips on how new technologies can help control type 1 diabetes and a presentation called “Calories vs carb? What’s important?”
• 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.—Diabetes with a Family
o This program is for people in their 30s to 50s.
o It will feature a “Family Friendly, Quick Meals - Meal Planning and Prepping” cooking demonstration, information on newer medication options, as well as a presentation on nutrition trends such as Keto, low carb and plant-based diets.
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Along with these information sessions, informational booths, screenings and vaccinations will also be available at the event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Below are the screening and immunizations that will be available:
• Blood sugar screening
• Blood pressure screening
• Cholesterol screening: $8
• Hearing screening
• Bone density screening
• Vision test
• A1c test: $20
• Influenza immunization: $21
• Pneumovax vaccine: $120
• Prevnar13 vaccine: $179