MVHS Diabetes Program gets $2,500 Walmart grant

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UTICA – The Mohawk Valley Health System Diabetes Program received a $2,500 check from a Walmart grant this November to purchase blood glucose meters for diabetes patients before being discharged from the hospital. 

Caroline Jacobus, director of CNY Diabetes Education Program, was presented the check by New Hartford Walmart Manager, Chris Beaulac.

A blood glucose meter is used for checking blood sugar at home and displays the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Exercise, food, medications, stress are a few factors that affect blood glucose level.

Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, the grant was a timely gift. “We are honored to receive this grant,” said Jacobus in a statement. “These funds are vital in providing the tools for our diabetes patients in the hospital to monitor their blood sugar at home so they can stay healthy and at home.”

For more information on the CNY Diabetes Education Program, visit: www.mvhealthsystem.org/diabetes.

Or, call 315-624-5620 or email: cjacobus@mvhealthsystem.org.

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