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Free Diabetes Health Fair Nov. 16

ELIZABETHTOWN - A Diabetes Health Fair is taking place on Monday, Nov. 16 from 3-6 p.m. at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The free event, organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension, provides an opportunity for both newly-diagnosed and chronic diabetics to lean about new blood glucose testing methods and maintaining control. Attendees will be able to talk with professionals about how to best manage their glucose and insulin levels. A nurse will be on hand to check blood pressure, and nutrition experts will help explore options for meal planning.

Ophthalmologist Dr. John King will be speaking to attendees about special eyesight concerns for those with diabetes. Prescription drug and diabetic testing supply manufacturers will be on site to showcase the latest in prescription drug research and technology. Representatives from local agencies and businesses will also be on hand, including Essex County Public Health, Kinney Drugs, and Fidelis Insurance.

Food, raffles, and goodie bags full of supplies will be available for attendees. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event. Call Mary White-Ferris at 962-4810 ext. 411 to register or for more information.

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