Diabetes a concern

Dear Editor:

Nov. 14 was World Diabetes Day – a day to remember that diabetes is a major concern globally.

The Fergus Lions in the past illuminated with blue lights the pedestrian bridge linking the Fergus Market area to the downtown river walk and Templin Gardens. Due to repeated vandalism, this practice was cancelled in 2021 after six years.

To mark World Diabetes Day this year – we are going to light up the rear (riverside) of the downtown library with blue lights. Blue is the international colour for diabetes.

The idea behind this visual reminder is that diabetes is a growing concern, and by making people aware of this, hopefully they will take the time to get a checkup.

There is no cure yet for diabetes, but there are steps you can take to lessen the impact or reduce your chances of contracting diabetes.

Brian Martin,
Fergus Lions Club