The Watertown Health Department will host a free lecture about diabetes at the Watertown Mall.
Join Public Health Nurse Wil van Dinter RN on April 17 at 10 a.m. and learn about the types of diabetes, most common signs and symptoms of diabetes, tests and diagnosis for diabetes, and ways to control your diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 9.3 percent or about 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. From those about 8.1 million are undiagnosed. Undiagnosed and untreated diabetes can cause eye, nerve, and kidney complications.
This free health lecture will be held in the Old Country Buffet. In addition, from 10 a.m.-noon, free blood pressure screenings will be provided by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Each month, Watertown Mall hosts its Health Lecture Series. The lecture takes place at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Old Country Buffet in the Watertown Mall. Watertown Mall is wheelchair accessible and accessible by MBTA Bus routes 70 and 70A. For more information on these and other events, please call 617-926-4968. Mall Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.