United Way hosts free diabetes clinic

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CALEXICO – The United Way of Imperial County is joining forces with UPS, Reynolds Logistics, Inc, Bob Stall Chevrolet, and Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc to bring the valley a diabetes health screening on Monday, November 19th at 1757 Carr Road, Suite 100E in Calexico, CA.

Over 13,000 adults in the Imperial County suffer with diabetes. About one-third of people with diabetes do not even know they have it. Many people do not find out they have diabetes until they are faced with serious health problems. If you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with Type 2 Diabetes, you are at risk for developing the disease.

At the free health screenings, which will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each person will be given a blood pressure test, a blood sugar test and their body mass index (BMI) will be measured.

Ken Wuytens, executive director of the Imperial Valley United Way, said, “This is our second annual Diabetes Awareness Screening Clinic. It is free to the public. This year we have a new sponsor, Bob Stall Chevrolet. This is a “United” effort to improve the health of our community.”