Chicago-area diabetes awareness events

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Save the date: The Chicago-area is hosting a variety of diabetes awareness events during November. | File photo

Conferencia: The event Conferencia: Diabetes de los Pies a la Cabeza (Educational conference: Diabetes from Head to Toe) will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero. Free. Screenings, cooking demonstrations, speakers (in English and Spanish), Ask the Expert area to answer questions and health vendors with information and free giveaways. Contact Martin Nava at

Diabetes Fall Fest: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. Exhibits, Ask the Pharmacist, physician-led health sessions and cooking demonstrations. Call (888) 660-4325 or visit to register.

Diabetes Friends Forever: Dreamfields DFF Diabetes Friends Forever Dinner for Young Adults will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Tavern at the Park, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Join Amy Hess-Fischl, a program coordinator for the Teen and Adolescent Diabetes Transition Program at the University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center, for this event. Email to R.S.V.P. Space is limited.

For educators: The Illinois Association For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance will present “A Coordinated School Health Approach to Addressing Childhood Obesity and the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes” at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Turquoise Room at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The program is for physical education and health teachers. Registration is required at

American Diabetes Association Night with the Chicago Wolves: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Family Fun Fest starts at 5 p.m. in the Allstate Arena Skyline Room. Raffle to be held at Association table. Tickets are $13. Visit with other families of children with Type 1 diabetes and during the Chicago Wolves hockey game. Email Megan Johnson at for reservations.

Eddie Washington Diabetes Forum: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Programs on nutrition and exercise, vouchers for glucose and cholesterol screenings, a chef to serve a healthy lunch, and information on diabetes awareness and prevention. For information email Dianne Daluga at

Awareness event: Community Health will host a diabetes awareness event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2611 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Call 773-969-5919 or visit their website at

Community Diabetes Fair: Alivio Medical Center will present a Community Diabetes Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the clinic, 966 W. 21st St., Chicago.