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Dean's sponsors Day of Wellness

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Free food, door prizes, diabetic screening, a glucose meter and much more were on hand at Dean's Country Market in Perham last Thursday.

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Dean's customers lined up for a variety of services including diabetic screening offered by the District 5M-9 Lakes Lions. Lion Marge Johnson said free testing is helpful because often times people don't know they have diabetes.

"About one of every five person we test is diabetic," she said. "And most of the time they had no idea."

Johnson and her husband Len helped in the screenings, along with District 5M-9 Governor Linda Albrecht-Norby.

The Lions spent the morning testing people in New York Mills

Lyle Hoxtell, Otter Tail County public health coordinator on aging, also attended the event.

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