Free Diabetes Awareness Program Scheduled for May 15

Posted: 5/1/2017

Meeting to focus on needs for diabetic resources in community

The community is invited to attend a free Diabetes Awareness Meeting on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in Brookings Hospital’s conference room A. The session is co-sponsored by Brookings Noon Lions Club and Brookings Health System.

The session will be led by Diabetic Nurse Educator Bev Cotton, RN. Attendees will be asked their interest level of establishing and participating in regularly scheduled Diabetic Awareness Programs or other resources in the future.

“Having diabetes can often be a financial burden,” said Cotton. “Free information sessions like this can help those who can’t afford ongoing diabetic education to manage their condition and health. Both the Lions Club and Brookings Health System are committed to continuing these sessions if the diabetes community feels they are worthwhile.”

Diabetics, pre-diabetics and family members are encouraged to attend and voice their resource need. During construction, attendees are asked to use the north driveway off 22nd Avenue, enter the cafeteria door, and go through the cafeteria to conference room A.

For more information, please contact Cotton at bcotton@brookingshealth.org or Lions members Rich Howard at jrhoward@brookings.net and Lance Howard at lwhowar@gmail.com.  

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes the 49-bed Brookings Hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, 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, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. 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.

About Lions Club International

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.