Free Diabetes Fair & Foot Screening November 12

October 25, 2011

What: Free Diabetes Fair and Foot Screening (Including foot screenings, blood sugar, Hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure screenings valued at over $300)

Where: Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center

When: Saturday, November 12, 8-10:30 a.m.

How: Registration via telephone is required.  Call 1-800-4-SOURCE.

Diabetes can be an overwhelming condition for many patients.  From counting carbs and testing blood sugars to daily feet checks and understanding medications, maintaining good health with diabetes is undoubtedly a challenge.  But for those patients who are up to the task, knowledge truly is power. 

On Saturday, November 12, Floyd Memorial’s Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and Wound Healing Center will host a Free Diabetes Fair and Foot Screening.  The event will feature free foot screenings, blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure screenings, at a total value of over $300. One-on-one consultation with a Certified Diabetes Educator will be offered to those with concerning results.  Booths offering information on a variety of diabetes-related topics, including weight management, sleep conditions and wound healing/prevention will also be available. 

Participants are asked to avoid wearing pantyhose, as shoes and socks must be removed for the screenings.