State Representative Tom Demmer and KSB Hospital Host Diabetes Awareness Day


Dixon…Together with KSB Hospital, State Representative Tom Demmer will host a free diabetes screening for the public from 7 to 9AM on Friday, November 14. The event will be held at the KSB Center for Diabetes Management, Commerce Towers, Suite 121, at 215 E. First Street, in Dixon. People wishing to be tested at this event are advised to fast for two hours prior to their screening, as a finger-stick blood glucose test will be used.

Nearly 800,000 Illinoisans have diabetes. Of that number, 500,000 of those are unaware of their condition.

Representative Demmer stated, “Diabetes continues to be one of the fastest growing diseases worldwide, affecting Americans of every gender, race and ethnicity.  KSB is once again kindly hosting this event in a continuing effort to remain dedicated to providing health education and awareness to our community.  Preventative health screenings such as this can help save lives and I encourage my constituents to join us November 14th.”

Yearly, $7.3 billion is spent on both direct and indirect costs associated with the care of diabetes in Illinois, which accounts for more than 10% of all health care spending. The earlier treatment begins, the easier it is to prevent the dreadful, costly and sometimes fatal side effects of diabetes.