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Local Public Health Dept. to hold Diabetes Health Check | Preston Citizen

Local Public Health Dept. to hold Diabetes Health Check

October 3, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM

Citizen editor

Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be holding a Diabetes Community Health Check and foot care clinic, by appointment only, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. at the county office at 42 W. 100 S., Preston.

The clinic termed the “ABCs of Diabetes” will include A1c testing, cholesterol checks and blood pressure screening. They will also be doing foot exams and care, as well as dietary counseling, functional fitness testing and teaching self-management strategies from Idaho State University.

All services will be provided by students majoring in the health care programs at Idaho State University. Nursing, dietetics, pharmacy, physical therapy and heath education students will all be doing the evaluations. The services are free.

The A1c test measures the amount of glucose circulating in the blood over a period of time. A medical provider usually recommends the test about every three to six months depending on how well one’s diabetes is controlled.

This story is sponsored by Preston Drug.

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