The group meets the third Friday of the month in the Wombacher Room
at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. This month the
group will meet on February 15 at 11am and discuss the timely topic
of heart health. February is American Heart Month meant to bring
awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent heart
disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that
having diabetes can raise the risk for developing other dangerous
conditions, especially heart disease and stroke.
The casual group meetings are free and do not require registration.
Jennifer DiPasquale, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes
educator, leads the group.
“The diabetes support group is a great opportunity to get practical
and timely information about how to manage your diabetes,”
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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.
Interested individuals should call DiPasquale at (217) 605-5536 or e-mail her at
ALMHdiabetes@mhsil.com for more information. ALMH is a 25-bed critical access
hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. For more information, visit
[Angela L. Stoltzenburg, MBA
Community Health Collaborative, Director
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]