than 100 Burnham residents attend diabetes screening clinic
than 100 Burnham-On-Sea residents took up the offer of free diabates
checks this week when a mobile screening clinic visited the town.
people were tested during the three-hour period, and a total of
nine were referred to their doctors for further tests and possible
treatment for high blood-sugar levels.
Hodgson, President of Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club, which organised
the event, said "The fact that almost ten per cent of the
people tested required further testing and possible treatment
indicates how serious the problem is. All people over fifty years
old should be tested regularly."
to Tesco for their support, the nurses from Highbridge Medical
Centre, the Burnbridge Diabetes Group for their financial sponsorship,
and also Highbridge Caravans for the loan of the caravan."
free testing was held last Friday, September 9th, when local people
were able to have a free test in a mobile clinic in Tesco Car
spokesman from Burnham Diabetes Group said this week: "There
are more than one million diabetics registered in the UK - many
of them leading normal lives thanks to modern treatment. But doctors
believe there are at least another million out there who don't
know they are diabetics."
photo above shows Lions members with nurses and volunteers waiting
to be tested.
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