It's estimated that more than 115-thousand Mississippians have diabetes and don't even know it. To help curb this number, citizen’s national bank in meridian is sponsoring a diabetes detection day, tomorrow, July 21st. As part of the day free glucose screenings will be offered.
"The prime candidates for diabetes are people over the age of 40. Those who are overweight. Women who have had babies over the weight of 9 pounds. Also, anyone who's just feeling signs of fatigue, numbness, frequent urination and things of that nature. All of those are warning signs that your body may be giving to you and telling you that you need to get checked out," says Lela Tisdale with citizen's national bank.
Screenings will be offered from 11 a-m until one p-m tomorrow at the citizen's national bank branch off of highway 39. The test includes one prick of the finger with a needle. The results are available immediately.