The Diabetes Information and Referral Fair took place November 3 at the YMCA. The doors were open to the public to come and gain valuable local resources on ways to control and maintain their pre-diabetes or diabetes. The fair would not have been possible without donations from CHI Health Good Samaritan and Kearney Regional Medical Center.
A participant at the event said, “This fair has the best information all in one place.”
Physicians Dr. Ghosh and Dr. Aubeelauck, were available during the day to answer participants’ questions at the Clinic Corner.
Dr. Aubeelauck said, “I feel it is my duty to share the importance of what really watching what you’re doing and doing lifestyle changes that will make a significant impact later on. The earlier you do it, the better it is.”
You can view an interview with Dr. Aubeelauck on the fair here:
Chef Dana Herbert, winner of TLC’s Cake Boss, cooked for the participants while teaching them about healthy recipes. He cooked a broccoli mac and cheese and a chicken dish. The participants were very pleased to be able to ask questions to Chef Dana and hear how he keeps a balanced diet coming from a family with many members who have Diabetes.
You can view Chef Dana’s cooking here:
More than 25 exhibitors attended to provide information and resources to participants. They were CHI Health Good Samaritan, Platte Valley Medical Group, Novo Nordisk, YMCA, Richard Young Hospital, Valley Pharmacy, New West Sports Medicine, Children’s Priority One, Lilly, UniNet-Kearney, UNK-Building Healthy Families, Kearney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, South Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging, HelpCare Clinic, Family Physical Therapy and Sports Center, Kearney Physical Therapy, Nebraska VR, C-Pap Easy Clean, Schrock Chiropractic, Good Samaritan Medical Group, Family Practice Associates, Hy-Vee, Insulet Corp.-Maker of OmniPod, Accu-Chek, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, Nebraska VR, and Tandem Diabetes.
If you want to learn more about resources for maintenance of Diabetes see bcchp.org/drnresources.