PENNSDALE - About 100 people attended the fifth annual Diabetes Alert Day held March 27 at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
It was sponsored by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Health.
Participants were encouraged to take a free diabetes risk assessment to understand their risk for developing the disease.
Susquehanna Health phlebotomist Summer Moore provides a free screening to Barbara Hill, of Jersey Shore, last Tuesday at the Diabetes Alert Day event at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
Additional free screenings included blood pressure, body mass index, glucose and total cholesterol.
Free educational sessions were offered by certified clinicians on topics such as cholesterol levels, eating healthy to prevent and manage diabetes, and CPR.
In 2007, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined forces with Susquehanna Health to collaborate on community health outreach and early intervention programs in and around Lycoming County.
The two organizations have jointly committed their resources to The LifeCenter at the Lycoming Mall, which opened in 1992 to make health improvement and prevention services conveniently accessible to large numbers of people in a community setting.