2015 Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair

For Immediate Release
March 25, 2015; 2:15pm
DPHSS Release No. 2015-021

“2015 Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair”

The Guam Diabetes Control Coalition (GDCC), in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), the Guam Diabetes Association, and the NCD Consortium will be conducting the “2015 Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair” from 10:00am to 2:00pm, March 28, 2015, at Concourse 3 of the Micronesia Mall.

Diabetes rates on Guam are alarming. There is an increasing prevalence of TYPE II Diabetes among our younger generation. The goal of the 2015 Diabetes Alert Day Health Fair is to promote and enhance public awareness and knowledge on the prevention and control of diabetes.

Free health screening will be provided for blood sugar & cholesterol (while supplies last), blood pressure, body mass index, foot exams, vision screening, health educational displays and exhibits from various programs and organizations focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

Participants of the Government of Guam Worksite Wellness Program are welcome to avail of the free health screening and earn 25 raffle tickets.

For further information please contact Patrick S. Luces, at 735-7295 or Dr. M. Melinda Sangalang, Chair Person of the Guam Diabetes Control Coalition, at 777-2412.

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