Every year, millions of people come together during November to bring attention to the medical condition of diabetes. This month highlights ongoing awareness campaigns to educate people on the effects of diabetes and for those living with the disease to share their stories.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It is also commonly classified into three different types: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes means your body does not make insulin; type 2 diabetes means the body does not make or use insulin well, and gestational diabetes develops in some women when they are pregnant.
According to a recent report from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.2 million Americans live with diabetes. That’s just over 1 in 10 people with diabetes. The report also found that another 88 million American adults – approximately 1 in 3 – have prediabetes. This data shows that additional information and education on diabetes could be helpful. That’s where the medical team and professionals at Bond Clinic come in.
2021 marks the return of the Bond Clinic Diabetes Health Fair. The 17th Annual Event is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th, 2021, from 8 am to 11 am, located at the Downtown Campus: 199 Ave B NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. Attendees can expect the following services during the fair:
- Bond Clinic Physicians & Providers On-Site
- Educational Seminars
- Healthy Food Sampling
- Health Screenings
- Raffles & Giveaways
- Vendors with Diabetes Specific Information
- Free Diabetic Screenings Information on the Latest Medications & Technology
- Free Bags to the First 150 attendees
“It’s great to have this event returning to the community this year, says Ashley Scanlan, Marketing Director for Bond Clinic. “We are the only clinic in Polk County that has constantly put on an event of this size to address every facet of the diabetes disease.”
The members at Bond Clinic encourage everyone in Polk County and the surrounding areas to attend the Bond Clinic Diabetes Health Fair. If you have questions about this program or want to learn about your medical options for diabetes, please visit the Diabetes Clinic page or call us at 863-293-1191.