Metro-East News

Get your glucose tested free Tuesday at Memorial Hospital

The Center for Diabetes Education at Memorial Hospital in Belleville is providing area residents free glucose finger stick testing from 9-11 a.m. in the lobby of the Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center on the Memorial Hospital campus.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 30 million people in the United States and more than 25 percent of them — 8 million — are not aware they have diabetes.

Memorial Hospital’s Center for Diabetes Education offers diabetes self-management classes that are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and also sponsor a monthly Diabetes Support Group. For more information, call the Center for Diabetes Education at 618-257-4800.