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Diabetes education and prevention was the goal during the 3rd annual Hidalgo County Diabetes Day held on Wednesday, November 14th. The Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department, along with Sam's Club, held a clinic giving employees convenient access to diabetes information and testing. Several booths and stations were set up at the HCHHS central office, which provided free glucose checks, Hemoglobin A1C tests, Body Mass Index Analysis, blood pressure screenings, as well as flu and pertussis vaccinations to County employees.
County officials encouraged all Hidalgo County employees to observe World Diabetes Day by attending the event. Experts were on hand to explain how employees can incorporating diabetes awareness, prevention and detection practices into their daily family activities.