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Diabetes Fair Education Event Set for Dec. 7

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Diabetes Fair Education Event Set for Dec. 7</h1>

Brookings, S.D. – Nov. 21, 2023 – Brookings Health System will hold the second annual
diabetes fair on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the health system’s Conference Room A.
The free, educational event is geared toward people living with diabetes as well as
healthcare providers.
“Diabetics personally manage the majority of their care,” said Registered Dietitian Katy
VanderWal who heads up Brookings Health’s certified diabetic education program along
with Diabetic Nurse Educator Shantel Langland, RN. “Continuous education helps
diabetic patients lead healthier lives with fewer long-term complications. Our diabetic
education team is hosting the diabetes fair again to give our diabetic patients access to
free education plus information on the available services, medications, equipment and
supplies to help them manage and live with their condition.”
In addition to Brookings Health’s diabetic education team, attendees will also be able to
visit with a host of other medical experts. Service booths at the event will include eye
care, dental care, wound prevention, foot care with free foot screenings, home medical
equipment and diabetic supplies. Several pharmaceutical companies that offer diabetic
solutions will also be available.
Individuals who should consider attending the event include Type 1 and Type 2
diabetics, people newly diagnosed with diabetes, individuals diagnosed with prediabetes
and caregivers for diabetics.
More information about the event and about Brookings Health’s certified diabetic
education program can be found online at brookingshealth.org/diabetes .
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the
79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living
apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic &amp; Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga,
South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of
inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local
access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted
procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more
information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or
visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org .


December 7
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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