Diabetes Alert Day Risk Assessment Free Screenings Offered on March 26

Diabetes is often called the “silent killer” because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. Southeast Georgia Health System will take steps to increase awareness of this serious disease on Diabetes Alert Day, a national event promoted by the American Diabetes Association.
 
On Tuesday, March 26, the Health System will offer free diabetes risk assessments and blood glucose screenings from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the W.H. “Bill” Gross Health Information Center on the Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.at the Glynn Brunswick Mall, 219 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick. Fasting of eight hours, or two hours after a meal, is recommended for accurate screening results.

In addition to this day of free screenings, Southeast Georgia Health System offers year-round diabetes education classes and support groups at its Brunswick and Camden campuses. The Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Diabetes Education Program was awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.

For more information about Diabetes Alert Day or diabetes education classes and support groups, call 912-466-5606in Brunswick or 912-576-6488in Camden County or email diabeteseducation@sghs.org.