Health fair

Dear Editor:

Yes, it’s 9Health Fair time again.

Yes, it’s important that you fast after midnight. You must take your meds with water instead of juice. Why fast? If you do not fast, it will affect your blood sugar value — a fasting blood sugar is essential for diagnosis of a problem. Here is a tip for you: Even though you must fast, this does not mean “no water” — in fact, it is essential that you drink plenty of water before you come and, in fact, it would be good if you bring a bottle with you to sip on as you wait. This will keep you hydrated and make taking your blood pressure and drawing your blood much easier.

See ya!

Patty Tillerson

This story was posted on March 21, 2013.