ONE of the fastest growing diseases of modern society – caused in the main by our lifestyles and diet – is diabetes and Specsavers Opticas Santa Ponsa is joining forces with the Calvia Lions Club to hold another free diabetes testing event on Saturday September 19 from 10am to 1.00pm which is open to all. During the event, a qualified nurse will be conducting a simple finger prick test to detect the signs of diabetes and no appointment is necessary. Results will be given immediately and if positive, patients will be referred for medical advice. This type of screening can detect pre-diabetes and diabetes, a condition with over 170 million sufferers worldwide. The organisers believe this is a great public service for the community and would like to encourage as many people as possible to take advantage and make sure they are not at risk, or get the right support if they are suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes.