Health Education at the  Diabetes Empowerment Center Every Wednesday!

Health Education at the Diabetes Empowerment Center Every Wednesday!

By Leony Calderón

Health Education Every Wednesday, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Manage, Control and Prevent Diabetes.  Ask Doctors, Residents, Nutritionist, Pharmacist and Dietitian Your Pressing Health Questions.

Weekly Topics

  • *       Diabetes 101
  • *       Medication Education
  • *       Nutrition Class
  • *       Intro to Diabetes & How the Body Works
  • *       Protecting Your Eyes
  • *       Protecting Your Feet
  • *       Oral Health
  • *       Using The Glucose Meter & Meds
  • *       Heart Health Education
  • *       Physical Activity and Diabetes

Diabetes Empowerment Center, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855

Free and Bilingual.


Educación de Salud todos los Miércoles de 12:00pm a 1:00pm

Manege, Controle y Prevenga la Diabetes. Haga Preguntas a los Médicos, Residentes, Nutricionistas, Farmacéuticos y Dietista Acerca de Su de Salud.

Temas Semanales

  • *       Diabetes 101
  • *       Educación Medicamentos
  • *       Clase de Nutrición
  • *       Introducción a la Diabetes y Cómo funciona el cuerpo
  • *       Proteja sus ojos
  • *       La protección de sus pies
  • *       Salud Oral
  • *       Uso del medidor de glucosa y Medicamentos
  • *       Educación para la Salud del Corazón
  • *       Actividad física y la diabetes

Gratuito y Bilingüe.

Centro de Empoderamiento Contra la Diabetes, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855

Mother’s Day Heart Health Event at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center

Mother’s Day Heart Health Event at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center

By Janeida Rodriguez

May 10, 2014 Mother’s Day was celebrated at the Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center with an event hosted by the Keep Your Heart Healthy program. As a way to promote heart health, physical activity and healthy eating, there were presenters to engage all of the mothers and families in attendance.

Presentations were made by Roberto Perez of Urban Pilon who made delicious and healthy stuffed bell peppers and provided samples for guests to taste. Diana Reyes, Mexican folkloric dancer of Horizontes Mexicanos dance company graced the audience with a beautiful traditional dance. There was also a lively Zumba dance aerobics session to get participants moving and excited to exercise while having fun and Muevete t-shirts and Target gift cards were provided as the free raffle prizes!

The Mother’s Day event hosted one-on-one consultations by registered dietician, Jennifer Bauer, RD, LDN, CDE from Presence Health Care and The Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s (PRCC) Affordable Care Act (ACA) was on-site enrolling participants for Get Covered Illinois health coverage. The PRCC ACA program can assist community members with enrolling for health coverage weekly at 112 N. California. Call 773-227-7794 for details.

The Keep Your Heart Healthy program provided approximately 50 free heart health screenings that assessed participant’s risk for heart disease and/or a heart attack for participants 18 years and older. Free heart health screenings are offered Saturdays between 10:00AM and 2:00PM for along with cooking demonstrations, Zumba and more while you wait. To get your free basic heart screening Monday-Friday, call 773-342-0855 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM to schedule an appointment with Magdalena (Maggie), Keep Your Heart Healthy program coordinator at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center located at 2753 W. Division St.

Diabetes Empowerment Center Offers Free Screenings

Diabetes Empowerment Center Offers Free Screenings

The Keep Your Heart Healthy initiative is hosted at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center (2753 W. Division St.) every Saturday from 10AM-2PM.  We encourage community residents to come and take a FREE heart health screening with our medical residents and learn your risk for heart disease or heart attack. This screening only requires your weight, height and blood pressure be measured followed by a short survey. All participants will have access to referrals to our partner hospitals or clinics and those found at risk are eligible for assistance with making an appointment for follow-up care. While participants wait to be screened they may participate in a number of activities ranging from nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations with recipes and food samples or fun Dance Aerobics and Zumba group exercise.

 In participating in our FREE Keep Your Heart Healthy screenings, participants can also ask doctors or medical residents questions about their health and consult on advice on their future medical care.

 

Keep Your Heart Healthy will be hosting healthy heart screenings at various organizations and agencies in the Humboldt Park area. If you’d like for us to host a Keep Your Heart Healthy Screening event at your agency please contact Magdalena (Maggie) Nava atmagdalenan@prcc-chgo.org or 773-342-0855.

Diabetes Empowerment Center Offers Free Screenings

Diabetes Empowerment Center Offers Free Screenings

The Keep Your Heart Healthy initiative is hosted at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center (2753 W. Division St.) every Saturday from 10AM-2PM.  We encourage community residents to come and take a FREE heart health screening with our medical residents and learn your risk for heart disease or heart attack. This screening only requires your weight, height and blood pressure be measured followed by a short survey. All participants will have access to referrals to our partner hospitals or clinics and those found at risk are eligible for assistance with making an appointment for follow-up care. While participants wait to be screened they may participate in a number of activities ranging from nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations with recipes and food samples or fun Dance Aerobics and Zumba group exercise.

In participating in our FREE Keep Your Heart Healthy screenings, participants can also ask doctors or medical residents questions about their health and consult on advice on their future medical care.

Keep Your Heart Healthy will be hosting healthy heart screenings at various organizations and agencies in the Humboldt Park area. If you’d like for us to host a Keep Your Heart Healthy Screening event at your agency please contact Magdalena (Maggie) Nava atmagdalenan@prcc-chgo.org or 773-342-0855.