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Kish offers diabetes program in Spanish

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:45 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – Bill Rodriguez of the A1C Champions Program will deliver a free, Spanish-only presentation on diabetes management and lifestyle changes based on his extensive training and personal experience in living with diabetes.

The A1C Champions Program is for those struggling with diabetes or with an A1C at 7 percent or higher. It is a patient-led approach to diabetes education, supported by Sanofi, a diversified global healthcare company, which discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions.  

Rodriguez’s presentation, “Taking Control” is at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center, One Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. This free program will help participants learn about some of the ways to control blood sugar, reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications. 

It is estimated that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed. About 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C under 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the past two to three-month period. 

To register for this free program, call Kish Hospital at 815-756-1521, ext. 153329.

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