FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS ON WORLD DIABETES DAY - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH
November 07, 2019
Noelda Lopez, Public Information Specialist
Office: 352-589-6424, After Hours: 352-728-7662
Eustis, FL– The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) will be providing free Glucose screenings on World Diabetes Day on Thursday, November 14th at the following clinics locations from 8 am to 4:30 pm:
Florida Department of Health Clermont
875 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
Florida Department of Health Leesburg
2113 W. Griffin Road
Leesburg, FL 34748
Florida Department of Health Umatilla
249 E. Collins Street
Umatilla, FL 32784
“We need to educate ourselves, do regular checkups and focus on prevention to learn how to manage this disease or how to lower our risk of getting it” said Aaron Kissler, Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.
If you have one or more of the following risk factors you should talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested:
- Being overweight
- Being 45 years or older
- Having a family history of type 2 diabetes.
- Being physically active less than 3 times a week.
- Ever having gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds.
DOH-Lake offers the CDC recognized Prevent T2 National Diabetes Prevent Program. This
12-month lifestyle change program consists of 16 weekly one-hour core sessions followed by monthly follow-up sessions that provide tools and support to eat healthy, become more active and to lose weight. To learn about the program and upcoming classes, please call 352-589-6424 Option 3.
For additional diabetes information, please visit the Florida Department of Health website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/diabetes/index.htm , call 352-771-5500 or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthLake
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.