Diabetes awareness for the family

LIHUE — Wilcox Medical Center is hosting a free diabetes awareness event, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the hospital’s main lobby and conference rooms with prize drawings and healthy snacks.

The event starts with the Wilcox Medical Center’s regular “Walk Around the Block with a Doc” led by pediatrician Dr. Carl Yu at 8 a.m., followed by a “What is Diabetes” discussion and a healthy breakfast demonstration led by Anna Yu.

Steven McCall of the Hawaii Medical Service Association takes over from 9:30 to 10 a.m. with exercises for the entire family. The popular blender bikes will also be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Information sessions with Don Traller, PA will focus on “How to Prevent Diabetes,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and Nicole Sievers will lead “Menu Makeovers” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Diabetes health screenings, including height, weight, BMI reading, and blood pressure checks will be available from 9 a.m.

  1. RG DeSoto March 7, 2018 8:42 am Reply

    Wilcox has its wires crossed. They are promoting diabetes awareness, which is a good thing. However, listen to their other messages regarding diet. They promote low fat, grains and fruit as the primary part of a “healthy” diet. This is terrible advice. High carbohydrate, low fat eating is THE primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease. All this thanks to the Federal government’s insane food pyramid which is based on carbohydrates. And, of course, the sell out Ancel Keys
    Human beings simply do not need any carbohydrates and will thrive on natural fats and protein.
    RG DeSoto

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