Pinckneyville Community Hospital

101 N. Walnut St.
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
618.357.2131 Family Medical Center
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is one of the leading cause of disability and death in the United States. One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk. To help prevent type 2 diabetes:

Get active.

Southern Illinois Rehabilitation Fitness Center at Pinckneyville Community Hospital has equipment, classes and highly qualified instructors and staff to help you meet your goals. Low membership rates are offered. Interested individuals should contact Bonnie Hudgins, Fitness Manager, at 618-257-2187 ext. 3944.

Get regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks.

Pinckneyville Community Hospital offers FREE blood pressure checks every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Hospital lobby.  No appointment is necessary for this service.

Get educated.

Jessica Luckhaupt, Nurse Educator at Pinckneyville Community Hospital, is available to answer your questions. She will discuss medications, diet, testing, exercise and more at no charge! Appointments can be made by calling 618-357-2187 ext. 5958.