‘Lunch Break with Memorial – Cooking for Your Health’ to take place virtually Thursday

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CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital is proactively raising awareness about diabetes and healthy living with a 45-minute live virtual event at noon on Thursday, Nov. 9. It will provide valuable insights and practical tips for people looking to manage or prevent diabetes.

This event will be accessible via the “Lunch Break with Memorial – Cooking for Your Health” Facebook event page with a Zoom link provided on the event page for all attendees. Attendees should visit mhtlc.org/services/health-wellness-center/teaching-kitchen/ to access the Zoom link.

The event will primarily focus on diabetes awareness, featuring an interactive and informative virtual live education and a cooking segment. Ashlyn Housewright, executive director of health and wellness, and Kayce Fuhrman, director of diabetes services, will host this live segment by providing valuable insights on managing diabetes through a healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Attendees can look forward to an interactive presentation and cooking demonstrations.

November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month when communities across the United States seek to bring attention to diabetes. Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart and can be linked to some cancers.

Taking charge of your health may help you prevent diabetes and other health problems. Memorial Hospital Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of programs to support patients with diabetes, weight loss and nutrition education.

For more information, visit mhtlc.org/services/health-wellness-center/diabetes-services/ or call 217-357- 6540.

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