BARRINGTON – Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To address the problem locally, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital offers regular, community-based screenings.
During clinics, participants are evaluated for diabetes risk and counseled by a nurse or physician with instructions on follow-up and offered tools to manage diabetes, if necessary.
The next clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Ela Township Community Center, 380 Surryese Road, Lake Zurich.
The cost is $5 and will include a finger stick blood glucose level (12-hour fast is required) and an A1C level. Participants also can meet one-on-one with Dr. Daniel So, endocrinologist, and diabetes educators on the Good Shepherd staff.
To register, call 800-323-8622 and mention the class code 3D04 or visit www.advocatehealth.com/gshp and click on “I need a class or support group” and type in the class code in the keyword box.