The following press release has been received from State Senator Dan Duffy. Duffy represents that east central part of McHenry County represented by State Rep. Mark Beaubien. His release follows:
Senator Duffy to hold informational seminar for diabetics
Barrington, Illinois—Local diabetics will have an opportunity to attend an informational seminar regarding the diabetic shoe benefit program, sponsored by State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Lake Barrington) and the Wauconda Township.
The program is a partnership between Medicare and the American Diabetes Association and provides protective, therapeutic footwear at no cost for individuals living with diabetes.
Diabetics, who are covered by Medicare, are entitled to one pair of shoes per year, plus three pairs of insoles. The individually fitted shoes feature extra-depth, molded insoles and protected toes, designed exclusively for comfort and support.
In order to qualify for the program, you must be under a comprehensive plan of care for diabetes with a physician and have a signed certification statement.
WHO: Individuals living with diabetes and covered by Medicare
WHAT: Living with Diabetes: Shoe Benefit Information Seminar- hosted by Senator Dan Duffy
WHEN: May 19th from 10 a.m.- noon
WHERE: Wauconda Township Office, 505 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084