Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show & Free Glaucoma Screenings at Mosaic Central Farm Markets

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Diabetes Alert Dog Fashion Show & Free Glaucoma Screenings at Mosaic Central Farm Markets

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mosaic Central Farm Market
2910 District Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031
Free Admission

Join us for our upcoming Dog Fashion Show featuring Diabetes Alert Dogs & Free Glaucoma Screenings at Mosaic Central Farm Market on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11 AM – 3 PM.

Lions Club District 24A Sight and Hearing Van will host free sight (including glaucoma) and hearing screenings for all visitors (men, women, and children). They will also offer a paper screening test for diabetes and blood pressure testing.

It is estimated that over four million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it. Anyone that is 35 years or older, and falls into a high-risk group, should be tested everyone one to two years; all older adults (over age 65) should be tested once every 12 months for glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve and, if untreated, leads to blindness. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. This condition is not curable, but to prevent vision loss, it is important for an afflicted person to undergo treatment. Glaucoma is a chronic condition and must be monitored for life.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Its 1.4 million members are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and Lions live this motto with enthusiasm.

Mr. Divabetic will host ongoing Dog Training and Diabetes Workshops on-site immediately following our Dog Fashion Show with special guests: Debby Kay, Poet Lorraine Brooks and Kathy Gold RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE.  

Mr. Divabetic hosts a ‘GLAM MORE, FEAR LESS’ fashion show featuring dogs of all breeds dressed to the nines. Followed by a Diabetic Alert Dogs presentation from Debby Kay and certified diabetes educator, Kathy Gold RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE. Bystanders are invited to vote for their favorite pooch and outfit!

Did you know Diabetes Alert Dogs are trained to alert owners with diabetes in advance of low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) blood sugar events before they become dangerous? That way their handlers can take steps to return their blood sugar to normal such as using glucose sweets or taking insulin.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to teach your dog to sense your oncoming low blood sugars and actually alert you to them?

Renowned dog expert Debby Kay provides an overview of the basics of dog training and dog care and details how your dog can sense your blood sugars and respond in different ways depending on whether your blood sugar is high or low. Respected diabetes educator Kathy Gold shares information on treating hypoglycemia and/or high hyperglycemia for people living with diabetes.

Mosaic Central Farm Market opened in the heart of the vibrant Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia. The market features over 60 vendors during the April-December season.

Mosaic Central Farm Market

2910 District Avenue

Fairfax, VA 22031