World Diabetes Day: From 8:30-10 a.m., the community is invited to join AdventHealth Palm Coast and the City of Palm Coast, along with the community group The DiaBEATes Alliance, for a World Diabetes Day commemoration at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE, Palm Coast. Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, World Diabetes Day is the largest diabetes awareness campaign. The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day is Family and Diabetes, as the International Diabetes Federation wants to bring attention to the impact diabetes can have on a family. Research conducted by International Diabetes Federation discovered that parents would struggle to spot this serious life-long condition in their own children. Even though the majority of people surveyed had a family member with diabetes, an alarming 4 out of 5 parents would have trouble recognizing the warning signs, and 1 in 3 wouldn’t spot them at all. Representatives from AdventHealth Palm Coast, the City of Palm Coast, and the DiaBEATes Alliance, will raise a diabetes awareness flag. In addition, MPower Fitness will lead a light 30-minute class at 8:40 a.m. AdventHealth Palm Coast will provide free blood pressure checks, the Flagler County Health Department will perform free diabetes testing and the Palm Coast Lions Club will provide free retinopathy scanner screenings. The Flagler County Health Department and Flagler County Free Clinic will also lead a diabetes education lecture. Light refreshments will be provided. To learn more or to RSVP, visit parksandrec.fun/adults.
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November 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE.