FREE Diabetes Health Fair
When: Friday, November 22
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: First Ward
1410 N. 12 Street
Saginaw, MI 48601
When: Monday, November 22
Time: 10 am -4 pm
Where: Saginaw County CAC
2824 Perkins Street
Saginaw, MI 48601
Join us as we answer questions and shed some light on diabetes and your health by offering the following services:
We'll also be giving away 12 FREE turkeys each day, so make sure to stop by!
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and 79 million people are considered pre-diabetic - more than triple the number of diabetics.
People with pre-diabetes have a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes; and are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart disease or stroke. Without lifestyle changes to improve health, 15% to 30% of people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
The good news is, type 2 diabetes can be delayed and even prevented with healthier habits during the pre-diabetes stage.
Free Pre-Diabetes Class
Free pre-diabetes educational classes will be offered periodically by a nurse and dietitian. During these sessions, participants will identify their risk factors and learn how to make positive lifestyle changes to delay or prevent developing diabetes.
For more information or to register, call (989) 907-8575. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants per session.
Classes are not intended for individuals already diagnosed with diabetes.
Be sure to visit our calendar of events to find out when these free classes will be held!
Individual needs are addressed in private instruction sessions. Assistance with special problems, preparing and giving insulin, home monitoring of blood sugar as well as dietary counselling are tailored to your individual needs.
Spanish Language Materials
Written and video materials on managing diabetes are available in Spanish through St. Mary's of Michigan. for more information, please call the Educational Resources Department at 989-907-8400 or 989-907-8575.
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