A diabetes test is no place for a can of Solo

Nurse Pontip Chahine tries not to preach but she can’t help herself when a woman sits down to take a blood glucose test while drinking a can of Solo.

“That drink has a lot of sugar,” she says kindly. The woman records a level of 17: the highest recorded so far in the parking lot of a church, where she spends most Tuesday nights.

All the patients in this unusual clinic are homeless. Some will