Get screened, schooled at Health Fair

Published 8:00 am Monday, June 3, 2024

The Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Center will host a Health Fair Friday, June 7, in Monticello. 

The fair will be at the Lawrence County Civic Center, 125 E. Broad St., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and will feature local healthcare providers, screenings, nutrition experts, exercise coaches, food and goodie bags. 

According to DPAC, one out of every three adults in the United States (66 percent) are pre-diabetic. Eighty-one percent of people prediabetes don’t know they have it.

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Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. 

Getting diagnosed with prediabetes can give a person enough time to make positive lifestyle and diet changes to change the outcome. Early detection can save a life and improve quality of life. 

The free screenings at the Health Fair will check blood glucose levels and let people know their risks. Early interventions can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. 

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