Saint Michael's Medical Center to Offer Diabetes Month Health Screenings

Saint Michael's Medical Center to Offer Diabetes Month Health Screenings

10-23-2014

Saint Michael’s Medical Center to Offer Diabetes Month Health Screenings

Newark, NJ—November marks American Diabetes Month.According the American Diabetes Association, 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.Additionally, 67 million Americans have hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. The Diabetes and Hypertension Care Program atSaint Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) will offer blood pressure and glucose screenings on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the Medical Center located at 111 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.

There is no cost to attend this event. A two-hour fast is recommended for glucose screenings. Walk-ins are welcome and attendees will be seen on a first-come first-serve basis. To learn more about this event or the Diabetes and Hypertension Care Program at SMMC, please call 973-690-3604.

Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark’s business and educational district. Saint Michael’s Medical Center is currently a member of CHE- Trinity Health. More For more information, please visitwww.smmcnj.org.

Contact:

Cathy Toscano Director of Communications Marketing and Public Relations Saint Michael’s Medical Center (O): 973.596.3804 / (C): 973.803.2055 ctoscano@smmcnj.org

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