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Rite Aid to Hold Free Diabetes Clinics

ATLANTA -- November is American Diabetes Month, and a number of Atlanta-area Rite Aid pharmacies will hold free Diabetes Solutions Days during the week of Nov. 1.

An annual tradition, these clinics are a great chance for patients and caretakers alike to brush up on the latest information from Rite Aid's clinical pharmacy team and the American Diabetes Association, a Rite Aid national strategic partner.

Clinics will take place at the following locations from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:

Tuesday, Nov. 2
* 2498 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta (Vinings), 30339
* 2710 Highway 92, Douglasville, 30135
* 4815 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066

Wednesday, Nov. 3
* 12155 Houze Road, Alpharetta, 30004
* 4283 Wade Green Road NW, Kennesaw, 30144
* 12075 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188

Thursday, Nov. 4
* 1100 Hammond Drive, Atlanta (Sandy Springs), 30328
* 2200 Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068
* 2350 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076

There are few health conditions more widespread than diabetes, which touches one out of every two Americans either directly or indirectly. Yet diabetes is equally hidden in America, where 5.7 million people don't even know they have it, and another 57 million live with pre-diabetes.

Diabetes costs the country $174 billion annually. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, avoiding diabetes can save the average American $34,483 a year and, more importantly, result in more than three extra years of life.

For more information about Diabetes Solutions Days, visit the Rite Aid website.