Oprah announces diabetes tests

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Oprah Winfrey announced on her show Thursday that Walgreens will offer free blood-glucose screenings today for Type 2 diabetes at all of its 24-hour pharmacies and at its Take Care Clinics from 11 a.m. to 7 tonight.

Anyone 18 or older can get the finger-stick screenings. No appointment is needed.

The Walgreens clinics will also offer free glucose testing through the end of February from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

Winfrey devoted her show Thursday to diabetes. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, which is caused by the body's inability to adequately break down sugar in the blood. Blacks and Hispanics have especially high rates of the disease.

Monifa Thomas

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