Diabetes screening

 

 

St. Michael’s Medical Center will offer free blood pressure and glucose screenings on Friday, Nov. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the main lobby at 111 Central Ave., Newark.

November marks American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, 67 million have hypertension (high blood pressure).

A two-hour fast is recommended for glucose screenings. Walk-ins are welcome and attendees will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about this event or the Diabetes and Hypertension Care Program at SMMC, call 973-690-3604.

The Observer Staff