BEMIDJI — Kim Osmundson, FNP-BC, is joining the team at Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Clinic.

Each year, about 18,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed across Minnesota. To help create awareness, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day will be held Tuesday. Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Clinic will hold an open house with free screening test, demonstrations and door prizes.

“So many people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes don’t know about their risks or the symptoms,” said Osmundson. “Alert Day is a great opportunity for people to learn about diabetes, be tested and get information about how to manage the chronic disease.”

Symptoms of diabetes include blurred vision, fatigue, increased thirst, frequent urination and unintended weight loss.

The open house is noon to 2 p.m. at Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Clinic, 1705 Anne St., NW, Suite 4. Team members including nurses, practitioners, dietitians and diabetes educators will be on hand.

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