SIUE 11th Annual Free Diabetes Education Program Screens More than 100
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP), in collaboration with Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC HealthCare and the American Diabetes Association, screened 105 participants at the 11th annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE’s Morris University Center Saturday, Feb. 11.
The annual free program provided information and featured topics related to both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. Participants had the opportunity to attend speaker sessions, a vendor fair, receive free screenings and a free lunch, and spoke directly with healthcare professionals.
Session topics included:
- Dietary supplements – is natural better?
- Healthy eating on the go
- Weight loss strategies – from medications to apps
- Diabetes treatment – new era of medications
Nineteen community vendors presented insight to patients and caregivers on how they can assist with the daily management of diabetes. More than 40 SIUE SOP students assisted in the event.
Photo: School of Pharmacy student Jamal Sims visits with Cheryl from Highland at SIUE’s 11th annual Free Diabetes Education Program.