(10/16/12) People with diabetes, their family members and the public are invited to the annual Diabetes Fair on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Black River Falls.
The event will feature speakers, displays with diabetes educational information and supplies, blood sugar testing, door prizes and refreshments. In addition, diabetes educators will be available throughout the morning to answer questions. There is no cost to attend.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Speakers and topics will include the following:
9:00 a.m. – "How to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy" by speaker Margaret Myhre, Nurse Practitioner, Gundersen Lutheran Nephrology. Margaret assists in the evaluation and management of patients in the hospital with kidney failure and those patients on dialysis with end stage kidney failure. She began in the dialysis unit in 1977 as a licensed practical nurse. She received her associate's degree in nursing at Western Technical College in 1988, her bachelor's degree from Viterbo University in 1996 and her master's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2000.
9:45 a.m. – "Nutrition and Your Kidneys" by speaker Paula Przywojski, RD, CD, Black River Memorial Hospital. Paula will provide nutrition education on keeping your kidneys healthy. Paula has been a Registered Dietitian for over 25 years and worked with kidney patients for 14 of those years.
10:30 a.m. – "Laughter Yoga" by speaker Mike Kueny, Certified Laughter Yoga Specialist, Madison, WI. Mike is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Leader. He is co-leader of the Madison Laughter Club to which he has been a member since 2008. Experience laughter yoga with this fun presentation!
Between the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to visit the displays and enjoy refreshments.
We encourage people who have diabetes to attend the Diabetes Fair to learn how to take charge of their care and control their blood sugar levels. We also encourage people who have not been diagnosed with diabetes, but who have an increased risk of developing the disease to attend to learn as much as they can about this disease.
The Diabetes Fair is held annually and is sponsored by Black River Memorial Hospital, Krohn Clinic, Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department, and Jackson County Public Health. It is funded through a grant from the Lunda Charitable Trust.