Mercy Holds 10th Annual Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair March 31

Mercy Holds 10th Annual Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair March 31

Posted on: March 9, 2011

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center will host the 10th Annual Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair on Thursday, March 31 inside Mercy Hall Auditorium. Free to the community and professionals, this educational event will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and requires no reservation.

Participants will be offered blood pressure checks in addition to free blood sugar, foot scans/orthotic screenings, PAD (peripheral artery disease) screenings, and spinal screenings. Also available will be insulin pump information, glucose meter demonstrations, a healthy cuisine display, weight management information, neuro-muscular chair massages, product samples, door prizes and refreshments. Exhibitors will be on hand with educational material throughout the event.

The goal of the Diabetes Health & Equipment Fair is to promote education and health care for those with diabetes and their families. Participants may come and go at their convenience. For more information about this fair, or Mercy’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program, please contact Debra Shaw, MSN, RN, CDE, at Mercy Medical Center by calling 330-489-1484.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see



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