Today is Diabetes Alert Day. Seven million Americans don’t know they have diabetes. African Americans, Hispanics/Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and people who have a family history of the disease are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. PHW is proud to support “Diabetes Alert Day.” The American Diabetes Association, NC Division of Public Health, NC State Alliance of YMCA, and a number of community and health organizations across the state will be offering free or low-cost screenings (A1C, BMI, cholesterol), diabetes risk test, cooking demonstrations, and exercise classes.
For more information about diabetes Alert Day, click here.
And, if you missed the opportunity for free screenings today, there are some locations hosting screenings throughout the week:
March 25, 2105: Halifax County Department of Health will be conducting free blood sugar (A1c) and cholesterol screenings The contact person is: EB Odom (Phone: 252-583-5021 Ext.270, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 27, 2015: Screening event in Durham. The contact person is Justin Thomas (JThomas@diabetes.org)
If your location was not listed above, but you would like to know about Diabetes Alert Day screenings and activities in your area, please contact Sharon Davis with the NC Division of Public Health at email@example.com or 919-707-5372.