LUBBOCK, Texas — Market Street is marking Diabetes Awareness Month this November with free glucose screenings, easy diabetes shopping store tours and diabetes-friendly product promotions, according to the retailer.


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“According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — accounting for 8.3% of the population — have diabetes,” said Robin Hawkins, director of health and wellness for United Supermarkets, in a statement. “Of those 25.8 million, 7 million are undiagnosed.”

Free glucose screenings will be held each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout November. An increased number of diabetes shopping store tours will be offered and several products appropriate for those with diabetes will be offered at a reduced price this week.

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