Are you at risk? – Diabetes screening at no charge on Nov. 16th

diabetes picAre you at risk? – Diabetes screening at no charge on Nov. 16th

One in 11 people in Yakima has been diagnosed with diabetes and 1 in 3 has pre-diabetes, which means they have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Signs of diabetes include frequent urination, thirst, hunger and fatigue.  Stop by Memorial’s screening if you are experiencing those symptoms or believe you may be at risk for diabetes.

The screening will be between 8 a.m. and noon at Memorial’s Community Education Center at 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd. in Yakima. There is no charge for the screening.

For more information, call 509-574-5956. Or visit our website at yakimamemorial.org.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed through lifestyle changes and medication.

Where can I get help managing my diabetes?

The Center for Diabetes Prevention and Control at Memorial provides a genuine understanding of diabetes self-management, and Memorial’s diabetes education service is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for “excellence in education.” For more information, call (509) 249-5243.

What types of services are available?

The department is committed to helping those with diabetes gain the skills and confidence needed to successfully manage their disease. Services include free monthly support group meetings, courses for those who are newly diagnosed, gestational diabetes counseling, insulin training, foot screenings,  nutrition counseling and more.

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