Persons in the south of the island will benefit from diabetic screening organized by Super J IGA supermarkets, as the island continues to observe November as Diabetes Awareness Month.
A team from the St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association (SLDHA) will be undertaking the screening at Super J IGA New Dock (Vieux Fort) this Friday, November 23rd.
This is the third leg of weekly screenings offered to customers of the supermarket chain. For some it is an opportunity to discuss any minor concerns that have been at the back of their mind for some time, for others it is an opportunity to seek peace of mind and advice on preventative measures and for some it may provide the opportunity for a second opinion on their general state of health. In most cases the early diagnosis of an illness leads to increased success of management or treatment of the problem.
Claudine Mathurine of the St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association explains that “health screening often detects problems people have before they are aware of any physical symptoms. This is the preventative approach and we are pleased that Super J IGA continues to partner with us in making screening available to its customers”.
Super J IGA has had a long and fruitful relationship with the SLDHA which started in 2007, and has developed significantly grown over the years.
The partnership has covered sponsorship of Diabetic Walks, health fairs, banners and other SLDHA materials, participation of SLDHA representatives at educational conferences as well as school interventions organized by the association to bring awareness to the disease. Last week customers benefited from a 15% discount on diabetic and hypertensive medication purchased at Super J IGA pharmacies.
Diabetes Awareness Month comes to an end next Friday, November 30 with a health fair at the William Peter Boulevard.
The supermarket chain will use the opportunity to highlight and sample a range of the health products available at the nine supermarkets as well as some of the gluten free products available for sale.
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