“The event will include a free fingerstick blood sugar screening,” said Pam Tucker RN, education director for the hospital. “For the most accurate results, do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to the screening.”
Nearly one-third of Americans are unaware that they have diabetes. According to Gordon Hospital officials, diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
Refreshments will be provided to participants following their screenings.
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