HARLINGEN –As November and Diabetes Awareness Month approach, Valley Baptist Health System is ramping up its efforts to inform the community on the impacts of diabetes through both education and special events.
The Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen Diabetes Center will host its annual diabetes walk on Saturday, November 16 at Pendleton Park located at 1427 Morgan Blvd. in Harlingen.
Free screenings, along with registration, will begin at 7 a.m. that morning. A free blood pressure screening will be offered, and, if blood pressure is high, a free blood glucose and/or hemoglobin A1c screening will also be available.
At the walk, participants can choose to walk 1, 1.5, 2, or 3 miles. Healthy snacks will be provided, and staff from the Valley Baptist Health