November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans, and 79 million Americans are pre diabetic. Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose concentrations resulting from a defect in insulin secretion, insulin action, or possibly both. This can effect your kidneys as well as other complications. Diabetes can be controlled with medical nutrition therapy, exercise, monitoring blood sugars, medication, education, as well as support. Here at Grace Medical Clinic, we do FREE finger sticks to check for diabetes, blood tests and are able to help you manage your symptoms. No insurance or appointments needed. 864-232-1685.