The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will be hosting a Diabetes Health Fair tomorrow as part of activities to celebrate World Health Day, which will be observed on April 7, under the theme “Step Up, Beat Diabetes”.

The Health Fair will be held at two venues, the Central Vegetable Market, Kingstown, and the Chateaubelair Playing Field, beginning at 9:00 am.

Activities will include free blood sugar and blood pressure checks, free foot care screening, audiology checks, nutrition counseling, exercise advice, with live demonstrations and medication counseling.

The aim of this activity is to raise awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, as well as to trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes, control and manage complications.

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