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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital hosts Assess Your Risk for Diabetes Clinic

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Assess Your Risk for Diabetes

Barrington, IL -- The statistics are alarming. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States and yet an estimated 7 million Americans are currently undiagnosed.

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Diabetes is a condition that requires close monitoring and management and has many related co-morbidities such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve damage. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has been addressing the diabetes epidemic over the years through community screenings, education and awareness but has taken it to the next level by continuing to offer regular community based screenings.

During the clinics, participants are evaluated for their diabetes risk, counseled by a physician with instructions on follow up and offered tools to manage diabetes if necessary.

The next Diabetes Health Clinic will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 8 - 11 am at the Advocate Good Shepherd Outpatient Center in Crystal Lake at 525 Congress Park Way, Crystal Lake. The cost is $5 and will include a finger stick blood glucose level (12-hour fast is required) and an A1C level. All participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Daniel So, MD an endocrinologist, or a diabetes educator on the Good Shepherd Hospital staff. Complimentary foot screenings will also be provided for participants.

To register, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 3D04 or visit www.advocatehealth.com/gshp and click on "I need a class or support group" and type in the class code in the keyword box.

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Good Shepherd has been named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Good Shepherd was the only hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area to receive this recognition. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2012. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep

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