We start a week's worth of interviews regarding Diabetes-related information.
We are in the middle of Diabetes Week, here in Palm Beach County. There are 30 or so non-profit agencies in the area, taking part.
They are putting the spotlight on services available to help folks who are suffering from Diabetes and other diseases.
One of them is the Caridad Center, a healthcare clinic in Boynton Beach. They are using their new slogan, "Como Estas", which translates to "how are you doing?" in English.
Caridad Center director Carmen Nieves tells us that the point that they will listen, because they care how patients are doing emotionally, as well as physically. She says "with the Diabetes in particular, a lot of people may be at risk and they don't even realize it", as well as others who "actually do have it (Diabetes) and don't know it".
The program includes assessments and "if it looks like they have a family history or other symptoms, then we will go ahead and do screenings".
Nieves says they took glucose levels on people to see if their glucose levels are high, which "is one of the indicators for Diabetes". If you have health insurance, they give a referral so you can follow up with your primary care physician.
Here is what Nieves had to say.