In observing World Diabetes Day on Thursday, 14 November, the Public Health Department, the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association (CIDA), and the Lions Club of Grand Cayman will collaborate efforts to offer free checks for blood glucose, cholesterol, HbA1c, body mass index and body fat performance in the Cayman Islands Hospital Atrium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019 is The Family and diabetes, which suggests that the entire family is affected as a group when a household member is affected. The public is encouraged to attend with their families to learn about diabetes and participate in the free health checks being offered.For more information, contact the Public Health Department on 244-2621.