November Diabetes Awareness Program to Focus on Diabetic Eye Diseases

Posted: 11/14/2017

The community is invited to attend a free Diabetes Awareness Meeting on Monday, Nov. 20 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 program will focus on diabetic eye disease awareness. Ophthalmologist Dr. Timothy Minton from Yorkshire Eye Clinic will discuss how people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. He will also discuss proactive steps individuals with diabetes can take to protect their vision.

Diabetics, pre-diabetics and family members are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Diabetic Education Coordinator Bev 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.