Diabetes fair at St. Joseph Health Center Nov. 6

Diabetes fair at St. Joseph Health Center Nov. 6

PROVIDENCE - All individuals living with diabetes, or those who simply want to learn more about the disease, are invited to the 6th annual Diabetes Fair next Thursday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Health Center, 21 Peace St., in Providence.

The fair is hosted by the Diabetes Excellence Team at Fatima Hospital and St. Joseph Health Center in North Providence.

The program features talks from endocrinologist Roberto Ortiz and a representative from the American Diabetes Association. There will be free screenings available for blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and mood and memory. Health professionals will also be available to talk about a wide range of topics including nutrition, dental health, pharmacy, stroke center, and vascular health. Free flu vaccinations will also be available.

The diabetes fair is sponsored by NovoNordisk, Lily, and American Diabetes Association. Light refreshments will be served.