Free diabetes screenings will be offered Nov. 7

Nurse checking patients blood sugar.

More than 1 million Georgians have diabetes, according to the Georgia Department of Health. What’s more, diabetes and prediabetes increase cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol.

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Augusta University Medical Center’s diabetes nurse champions are hosting a free Diabetes Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. The fair will include complimentary health screenings for:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Height/weight/BMI (body mass index)

The event is open to everyone, and you can also sign up to win door prizes from local businesses and restaurants.

Contact Jenny Grimm for more information on the Diabetes Health Fair or if you have questions for a diabetes educator.

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