McLeod Diabetes Center Hosts 13th Annual Health Fair


(10/24/11) – The McLeod Diabetes Center has long been known for its excellence in diabetes care and outstanding work in community diabetes education. Each November, the center provides an extensive wealth of information at its largest community event, the Diabetes Health Fair.

In its thirteenth year, the 2011 Diabetes Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the McLeod Medical Plaza at 800 East Cheves Street in Florence.

The FREE Diabetes Health Fair includes blood sugar screenings, blood pressure screenings, and eye screenings. In addition, there will be foot checks (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.), oral hygiene information, and diabetes related nutrition and medication information. Participants who bring their glucose monitors will have the opportunity for staff to change the monitor’s clock to reflect the completion of daylight savings time.

Many outstanding diabetes vendors will be present with the latest diabetes products, and everyone who attends the Diabetes Fair can register for door prizes.

Special presentations throughout the day include:
9:15 a.m. Diabetic Foot Treatment in 2011
Dr. Jason O’Dell, Orthopedic Surgeon
Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates

10:15 a.m. Line Dancing
Sponsored by Roche Diabetes Care

10:30 a.m. "Keeping it Real"
Real Food for Great Health & Blood Sugar Control
Anita Longan, RD, CDE, BC-ADM

11:30 a.m. Just a Touch of Sugar
Brian Forte

12:15 p.m. Cooking with Ben
Ben Battle, Executive Chef
McLeod Regional Medical Center

The McLeod Diabetes Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient care to people with diabetes, with an extensive range of services provided by highly trained and experienced staff. The following services are available at the center by physician referral, and are covered by most insurance plans: Diabetes self-management education; Individual and group education classes; Nutritional counseling and carbohydrate counting education; Weight management; Diabetes foot care; Insulin self-administration; Individualized care plans; Insulin pump training; Insulin pen utilization; Training for home glucose monitoring; Individual exercise planning, and stress and time management.

Diabetes self-management classes are offered weekly, and free support groups, open to anyone, are held on the second Monday of each month except November.

The McLeod Diabetes Center also coordinates with McLeod Women’s Health Services to assist patients with Gestational Diabetes, or women who develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels during their pregnancy.

The McLeod Diabetes Center has been recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for meeting national standards of diabetes education.

For more information about the McLeod Diabetes Center, please call (843) 777 – 6000 or visit The McLeod Diabetes Center is located in McLeod Medical Park East, Suite 250 (901 East Cheves Street, Florence). The McLeod Diabetes Center is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation.