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World Diabetes Day

(ECRMC to participate in World Diabetes Day)….The special day is Thursday.

During that day Imperial Valley residents will be able to get free blood sugar screening at El Centro Regional Medical Center from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event will be held in the front lobby of the Hospital. They say Diabetes is a major problem in the United States, affecting nearly 19 million people, with an estimated 7 million undiagnosed. Officials say, given the Imperial Valley’s make up, this is a particular problem in this region as the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is nearly 12 percent for Hispanics in the nation. In the state, Imperial County has the highest incident rate with 11%.