Come join us at the Bellingham Health Fair, Saturday, May 7th. Topics will include healthy cooking ideas, exercise, weight management and how mood affects health. “About 10% of Whatcom County residents have diabetes, according to Brinn” so the entire community needs to come to this event.
As someone who just found out a close family friend had been diagnosed with diabetes I think this is an important event that everyone should be aware of. The number of people being diagnosed with diabetes is growing and the majority of cases is type 2, which is linked to lifestyle, age, lack of exercise, obesity, and let’s not forget family history.
Come out and learn what you can do to help prevent diabetes, which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. When the number of people with the disease is growing, especially in children and teenagers find out what you can do to prevent this from affecting your family.
The fair will feature 12 educational seminars taught by local heath care professionals, free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, feet and eyes. There will also be 25 health exhibitors at the event.
The event is $10 and will be held at Bellingham High School, 9am -2pm Saturday May 7th. Registration is required. You can also register online at peacehealth.org/diabetes.
For more information please contact Cindy Brinn at 360-788-6620 and CBrinn@peacehealth.org.