Diabetes screening offered

Press Release

The Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN) and the CNIB Eye Van, in partnership with Valley Diabetes Education Centre, will be at Rainycrest in Fort Frances on July 14-16 and July 19-23 from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:3-4:30 p.m. each day.
Specialized diabetes educators will be on site to provide screening for the early detection of the disease.
As well, the Fort Frances Community Clinic will be providing lower leg assessments on July 14 and July 21.
Shannon Jackson will conduct free exercise sessions from 10-11 a.m. on July 14-16.
Participants also will receive a free exercise band.
Call 274-4828 to register for the exercise sessions.
The CNIB provides service to individuals whose vision loss has an impact on their day-to-day activities and cannot be corrected by glasses or surgery.
Eye Van appointments are by referral only. An individual, family members, or other community professionals may initiate referrals to the CNIB.
For more information, call 1-705-337-4039.
There also will be special giveaways and prizes for those in attendance!
This initiative is made possible by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care’s Ontario Diabetes Strategy.