November is diabetes awareness month and, for the entire month, Palm Healthcare Foundation and the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County have partnered to provide free diabetes screenings and risk assessments in Palm Beach County.
The calendar of free and open-to-the-public screening locations, dates and times, include one in Boca Raton, Monday, November 4 at Boca Helping Hands, 500 NW 1st Court, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as well as at the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic in Delray Beach at 225 South Congress Ave., Thursday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And on Diabetes Awareness Day, Saturday, November 12, the Palm Beach Outlets will host an event on a larger scale, from noon to 4 p.m., including free diabetes risk assessments, glucose screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, Zumba, face painting, goody bags with diabetes information and a Palm Beach Outlet coupon book for those who get screened.
Some 119,000 Palm Beach County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes, 48,000 have pre-diabetes and many more people don’t know they have the disease, according to a press release on the event. The month-long campaign’s goal is to screen 4,000 local people, educate them about their personal risk for diabetes and help them learn about available and affordable resources.
Palm Healthcare Foundation is also a sponsor of Diabetes Month activities that are going on at Tenet Health’s Palm Beach County hospitals, including Delray Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.
Go to the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County website for more information or call (561) 833-6333.