WHEN: Tuesday to Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community Services, 1900 Quail Lane, Westbank, B.C.
The Westbank First Nation Diabetes Program educates community members on diabetes prevention and quality care for those with diabetes.
At appointments, clients will undergo blood test screening, ongoing weight and blood pressure monitoring, and education in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.
Foot care is offered by appointment. WFN members will receive a monthly $25 gift certification to Quality Greens or Nature's Fare to assist with healthy eating.
Please call to make an appointment.
Smoking makes your blood sticky, and chemicals in the tobacco harms blood vessels so that fat attaches inside of them, causing the blood vessel to clog up. This problem can cause a stroke or heart attack. Smoking raises the blood pressure, and if the blood pressure remains too high for an extended period of time kidney failure can happen. Smoking can cause damage to the blood vessels, limiting the oxygen and nutrients that the nerves receive, causing numbness and sometimes pain in the feet and legs.
Diabetes can also block the tiny blood vessels in the eyes, a condition called retinopathy.
Westbank First Nation
1900 Quail Lane
Canada V4T 2H3
T 250 768 0227
F 250 768 0528
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