WEEKEND: Diabetes risk screening set Saturday at Port Angeles Farmers Market

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College nursing students will join volunteers and staff from the Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics free clinic to provide screening for diabetes risk at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday.

The farmers market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gateway pavilion at the corner of Lincoln and Front streets.

The free screening consists of a simple questionnaire developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Janet Oja, lead VIMO diabetes nurse educator, will provide finger-stick blood-sugar testing for people who have a high score on the CDC screener.

Those found to be at high risk for diabetes will be referred to their health care providers for follow-up or to VIMO if they lack a provider.

They also will have the opportunity to enroll in Growing Healthy, a project designed to help low-income people with diabetes, or those at risk of developing the disease, eat better, get more exercise and feel better through gardening.

For more information, phone Zoe Apisdorf, VIMO development coordinator, at 360-457-4431.

Last modified: July 24. 2014 5:22PM
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