WHAT: Dr. Michael Gill, medical director of the Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton, and other Loyola University Health System medical experts will be available to answer questions concerning diabetes after a free screening of the movie “Steel Magnolias” at the Studio Movie Grill Theater in Wheaton.
The film is based on the play of the same name written by Robert Harling. The film and play focus on the plight of six women in the South and how they come together following the tragedy that they face when their lives are forever changed by diabetes.
“Diabetes is a burgeoning epidemic that many people deal with every day,” Gill said. “What is important to know is that though it can be controlled, it also can impact a person’s quality of life and possibly kill someone who doesn’t take it seriously. Early detection and prevention are key and to do this, one needs to raise public awareness of the condition."
Loyola University Health System and Studio Movie Grill Wheaton have partnered to offer a special monthly film series. On the first Thursday of each month Studio Movie Grill will have a free screening of a movie with a health topic. Loyola University Health System will provide a panel of experts to answer questions following the film.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6
WHERE: Studio Movie Grill Wheaton, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton
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