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Diabetes Foundation and Ridgewood YMCA To Host “Everything Diabetes” Health Fair

Diabetes Foundation and Ridgewood YMCA To Host “Everything Diabetes” Health Fair

On Saturday morning, November 10th, the Diabetes Foundation, Inc. and the Ridgewood
YMCA will hold an informational health fair titled “Everything Diabetes”. The event will
provide information, advice, and resources for those living with diabetes, and those who are
looking to prevent it. The morning will offer free health screenings, include eye health, foot,
blood pressure and blood sugar screenings; fitness and BMI assessments; and other types of
testing, all free of charge. Certified diabetes educators, dietitians and other medical
professionals will be available to discuss nutrition, weight loss, diabetic medications and
supplies, physical activity, behavior change, complications, and signs and symptoms for those at
risk. Hourly educational seminars on nutrition and other related topics will be presented by
various professionals in the field, including the Valley Hospital. There will be plenty of
opportunities to ask the experts if you have a particular concern. Attendees will enjoy giveaways,
cooking demonstrations, and refreshments from vendors and local businesses and healthcare
professionals. Admission is free. The fair will be held from 9:00am to 1:00 pm at the Ridgewood
YMCA, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood, NJ.

Since 1990, the Diabetes Foundation, Inc, located in Paramus, has been improving the
care and quality of life for people living with diabetes throughout New Jersey and the tri-state
area. The Foundation serves a population that lives day-to-day with this serious chronic disorder
and needs help “now” in managing their disease. Programs of the Foundation include: assistance
with medications and supplies to those in financial need; camp sponsorships for diabetic
children; and, free public education programs on diabetes-related topics.

The Ridgewood YMCA welcomes and supports children and families by teaching the
values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. There are programs of interest to everyone-
girls, boys, men and women, of all ages, races, religions, incomes and abilities. The YMCA
builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Membership is open to all.
For further information about the event, contact the Diabetes Foundation, Inc. at 201-444-
0337 or

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