American Diabetes Association Offers Free Health Screenings

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American Diabetes Association Offers Free Health Screenings Saturday March 26 at LP Field

As a part of the Diabetes Now! Initiative the ADA will have diabetes, vision, and foot screenings, blood pressure checks and nutrition tips

Nashville, TN (March 17, 2011)—There are 25.8 million Americans who have diabetes and 6.2 who are unaware they have the disease.  Locally, diabetes is the fastest growing disease in Tennessee, and ranks sixth in the United States as the leading cause of deaths.  As a response the American Diabetes Association will host Diabetes Now!, a day of healthy activities, screenings, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and much more, on Saturday March 26th at LP Field (Club Level) from 9am-1pm.

The ADA, with presenting sponsor Amerigroup Community Care, are hoping to reach over 500+ individuals throughout the Middle Tennessee area who are at risk, currently have diabetes, or have family members who are currently battling this chronic disease.

Who: Hosted by the American Diabetes Association Amerigroup Community Care Baptist Hospital Prevent Blindness of Tennessee-Vision Exams Dr. Carmen April-Foot Exams Walgreens Chef David Owens-Cooking Demonstrations YMCA

What: Diabetes NOW!, an exciting day of activities, entertainment and information for anyone interested in diabetes and healthy living.  Also, free health, foot, vision, and diabetes screenings.

When: Saturday March 26, 2011 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where: LP Field—Club Level (indoors) Parking is located in Lot S

Cost: Free; registration is limited and can be completed by calling 615-298-3066 or registering online at

About The American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.  The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objectives and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.  Founded in 1940,  our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit