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Published on April 27, 2016

Owensboro Health To Host Food Network Chef Curtis Aikens Sr. For Diabetes Awareness

Owensboro Health will welcome back a familiar face, with nationally renowned chef Curtis Aikens Sr. presenting on the topic of diabetes and nutrition.

Aikens, known for his appearances on Food Network, is a diabetic himself and said he hopes to share his own experiences to help others.

“When I talk about this issue, I'm talking from firsthand experience. I'm the person who lost nearly 200 pounds, had heart attacks and had eye problems,” Aikens said. “When I share this from my heart, I want people to know they can do this. This is very near and dear to my heart. We don't have to die because we have diabetes.”

Aikens added that he wants people to know that not only can they manage their diabetes, but they can live healthy, happy lives and still enjoy delicious, mouth-watering food.

“I'm looking forward to coming back, seeing some friends I made last year, and sharing my message about living with diabetes and enjoying life,” Aikens said. “I get so excited about the idea of not only sharing my story, but also the way I cook. These are recipes I prepare at home.”

Curtis Aikens Sr.’s event will take place at 5 p.m. on May 5 in Café Meeting Room A at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

To learn more about this event or to RSVP to attend, call 270-688-3225.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.

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