Alton Memorial Hospital is gearing up to host it's 12th annual Diabetes fair later this month. The free event will take place in the hospital's Beeby Wing lobby and cafeteria. The fair will include 25 booths with the latest information about the disease, medications treatments and medical equipment. The event also includes presentations from Aaron Reinberg, the Health and Wellness manager for Morrison's Food Service, and a speech by Dr. Julio Ley, an endocrinologist from Alton Memorial Hospital.

Dave Whaley, the Senior Coordinator of Public Relations for Alton Memorial, says that there will also be a variety of screenings available.

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Whaley says there will also be representatives from several organizations on hand, including the American Diabetes Association. All attendees will also receive a complementary box lunch.

The 12th annual Alton Memorial Diabetes Fair will take place on August 25th from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information or to register for the fair, call 1-800-392-0936.

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