Diabetes Awareness Month
Published on November 06, 2023
During the month of November, the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) commemorates National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time for our community to come together and create awareness about the diabetes epidemic.
In observance of this important month, Metro Health will host the third annual Diabetes Health Fair on Wednesday, November 15. The event will bring together a variety of resources for anyone who is seeking help to manage or prevent diabetes. The event will also include music, food distribution, Zumba dancing, a resource fair, games and more. Free turkey vouchers will also be given out while supplies last. The Diabetes Health Fair will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West End Park located at the Frank Garrett Community Center.
Metro Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control program offers no-cost health education workshops that are designed for prevention and to teach people the skills they need to live a better and longer life. An important pillar of these workshops is the peer-to-peer relationships developed amongst the participants attending the workshops, which provides support systems for those who are working to control and manage diabetes.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated health disparities across the community. From pandemic lessons learned, Metro Health is addressing the gaps through its SA Forward Plan, which is the department’s five-year blueprint to improve the health of the community. Through SA Forward and a comprehensive community-approach, Metro Health continues to offer culturally appropriate diabetes prevention and self-management workshops to prevent or better manage this disease and improve nutrition and food security in Bexar County.
For more information and to register for Metro Health's no-cost diabetes education workshops in Bexar County, the community can visit diabeteshelpsa.com or call Metro Health's Diabetes Prevention & Control Program at 210-207-8802.
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