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Free screenings help guard against diabetes

By From page A3 | November 17, 2013

In honor of American Diabetes Month, Woodland Healthcare will offer free diabetes health education materials and free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The screening will take place just outside the pharmacy at the Woodland Medical Office Building, 632 W. Gibson Road.

Diabetes is a serious disease. If it isn’t managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage, a news release said.

“But there is good news: Diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels,” the release said. “Eating healthy, being physically active and quitting smoking also can help lower the risk of diabetes complications.”

Enterprise staff

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