FHN Offering Free Pre-Diabetes Workshop March 23

Freeport, Illinois — Diabetes, a serious disease with complications that can cause disability and death, has reached epidemic levels in the American population. Millions of people considered at risk of developing diabetes could prevent or delay the disease by changing their lifestyle.

Learn how you could prevent or delay some types of diabetes at Small Steps. Big Rewards., a diabetes education program presented free of charge by FHN and Aramark. This two-hour workshop focusing on the importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Globe Room on the lower level of FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

Registration is required for this program. Call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 970 to register. For more information on Small Steps. Big Rewards. and other diabetes education programs at FHN, visit www.fhn.org.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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