November is National Diabetes Month

Dear Pastor Dan,

Our potentially life-saving screening event is drawing closer and I wanted to send you a quick email as next month is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Below is a blurb specific to this so you can run in any of your bulletins, newsletters, etc. over the next few weeks.

Thanks and have a happy, healthy day,

Sandra Peveler
Health Service Coordinator
Life Line Screening
Phone: (800) 897-9177 1598
Mobile: (985) 703-0404
Fax: (888) 286-7452

November is National Diabetes Month

Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease which kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The American Diabetes Association’s website states that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless steps are taken to stop this disease.

Early detection is critical.

This is why Drexel Heights Baptist Church? is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. One of the tests is a simple blood test for glucose (sugar) which can determine if a person is at-risk of developing diabetes.

Other screenings include tests to check for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke. Nearly 800,000 strokes will occur this year, taking a life approximately every four minutes.

There are also tests to check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and PAD, also called “hardening of the arteries” in the legs.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for stroke and is directly related to Peripheral Arterial Disease. Recommendations for people with diabetes included a PAD test starting at age 50.

Screening packages start at $139. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-653-6441. Pre-registration is required.

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