Community partners host Diabetes Health Fair

By Lindsay Advocate

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Healthcare teams in the City of Kawartha Lakes are reaching out to help everyone understand the symptoms and risks of diabetes, and better manage their health to improve quality of life.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, teams from the Ross Memorial Hospital’s (RMH) Health First program, Community Care CKL, and City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team will gather for a Diabetes Health Fair at the Lindsay Recreation Complex from 10 am – 1 pm.

The free event will feature workshops, foot care education, heart age screening, blood pressure readings, and fitness centre tours.

About World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by Diabetes. It is marked on Nov. 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018, “The Family and Diabetes,” is intended to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on the family and support network of those affected, and to promote the role of family in the management, care, and prevention of diabetes.

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