Diabetes Fair offers free health checks, presentations

Tara Jeffrey

Officials at the Rapids Family Health Team are hoping to draw a big crowd to an upcoming Diabetes Health Fair in Sarnia.

“We want to make sure that people who perhaps haven’t been getting the care they might have without the pandemic, have an opportunity to come in and get a snapshot of their health,” said communications director Cynthia McColeman.

The free event is on Wednesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1150 Pontiac Dr.

Residents can access a variety of free services and resources including foot and medication checks, blood sugar monitoring, blood pressure and eye chart tests, was well as a free BBQ, prizes and giveaways.

A lineup of presentations include: Sleep apnea (10:15 a.m.); Orthotics & footwear (11:15 a.m.); Emotional health (12:15 p.m.); and Nutrition (1:15 p.m.).

“There’s plenty of opportunity for people to see how they can better manage, or if they feel they’re at risk for diabetes, if they have a family history, if they’ve put on some weight during the pandemic,” said McColeman.

“If they haven’t been able to find time or been able to get an actual physical appointment with their doctor — this gives people an opportunity to get someone to put hands on and decide how they’re going to manage from there.”

For more information, visit: http://www.rapidsfhteam.ca/