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Tonbridge Lions Diabetes Screening Day

The Tonbridge Lions Club Annual Diabetes Screening Day took place, after being cancelled in 2020 and delayed this year due to Covid restrictions, on Saturday the 2nd October at River Walk by the Big Bridge, High Street, Tonbridge. Two qualified medical staff from SE Medical, part of the EFMS Group, undertook the readings. The screening was stopped at 2.30pm due to the weather conditions but by then a total of 246 people had been tested, two had readings such that they were given further advice and advised to refer to their GP. The Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Councillor Roger Roud and his wife Pam, who attended and took part in the screening, were met by Tonbridge Lions President Richard Hill and wife Julie. The Tonbridge Lions Diabetes Screening Day has been taking place since the year 2000 and over 5,000 have been screened of which between 3 and 4 per cent have been referred to their GP. The Chairman of the Tonbridge Lions Health Group, Lion Barrie Bromley said “We were very pleased with the numbers who had attended for a screening considering the extremely inclement weather in the afternoon which resulted in finishing at 2.30pm and would like to thank the medical staff who carried out the screening”.

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