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November is Diabetes Awareness Month 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes can lead to problems such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and nerve damage. One out of four people do not know they have diabetes. Many people do not find out they have diabetes until they are faced with problems such as blurry vision or heart trouble. That’s why you need to know if you are at risk for diabetes. An estimated 86 million Americans over age 20 have pre-diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have “pre-diabetes”—that means their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and they are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

National Diabetes Prevention Program 

Lifestyle change programs are helping people with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research studies have shown that such programs can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% in people at high risk for developing the disease.

Call 607-535-8140 or email us at  to sign up for our next National Diabetes Prevention Program class.

 National Influenza Vaccination Week 

December 6-12th is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine yet, now's the time! An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent this serious illness.  Flu shots are available at an open clinic December 8th 2016 11am – 1 pm at the Mill Creek Center; 106 South Perry Street Watkins Glen NY 14891.  
Register at: 
CLICK HERE for more influenza vaccination information

Last updated: 11/25/15

Public Health Department

Marcia Kasprzyk, RN
Public Health Director
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106 S. Perry St.
Suite 4
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Ph: (607) 535-8140
Fx: (607) 535-8157

For after hours, call Schuyler County Sheriff's Dispatch at (607) 535-8222 and ask to speak with the public health representative.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Schuyler County
105 Ninth St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891