Bay Co. Residents Urged To Get Checked On American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Mar 29, 2017
Originally published on March 28, 2017 9:02 am

Tuesday is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and Bay County’s health officials are encouraging residents to make sure they’re not at risk.

According to County Health officials, one of three Bay County residents have diabetes or prediabetes.

Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, but health officials say it can be reversed with healthy lifestyle changes.

So, they’re encouraging residents to measure their risk for diabetes, which includes their fasting blood sugar level.

Bay County health officials will be offering free blood sugar checks next Tuesday, April 4th at 14 different locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll also check for blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate.

For more information, visit the Bay County Health Department’s website.

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